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Wednesday , July 17 2019

Leaders of GCC adopt Riyadh Declaration at end of summit

‘Full integration, single foreign policy’

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah with Saudi King Salman bin Abulaziz Al-Saud during the 39th GCC Summit held in Riyadh on Dec 9.

RIYADH, Dec 9, (KUNA): Leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries concluded their oneday summit in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on Sunday.

The summit, chaired by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, approved the Riyadh Declaration which primarily reaffirmed GCC leaders’ keenness on unity of the member countries and pursuing the objectives of the unity. His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah led Kuwait’s delegation to the summit. The GCC is made up of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar and Oman.

Leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Sunday reaffirmed keenness on unity of member countries, calling for achieving fullfl edge integration, and forming a “single and effective” foreign policy. Leaders of the six Arab Gulf states acknowledged the threats that undermined security and stability of the region, calling for cementing efforts for a collective action to honor aspirations of the GCC people, Secretary General Abdullatif Al-Zayani told a news conference as he was reading Riyadh Declaration.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said Sunday any confl ict among Arab Gulf countries “can be solved within the Gulf house” and collective work. The collective work of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries is not different than the national action of every member country, Al-Jubeir told a news conference following the one-day GCC Summit. “The GCC always succeed when it works in one direction,” he said. The Gulf crisis “has no impact on the GCC work,” said Al-Jubeir when asked about the dispute with Qatar.

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