Mohamed bin Rashid receives GCC Secretary-General

DUBAI: Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on Monday received Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) who is in the UAE as part of a tour to member countries ahead of the 35th GCC Summit which will convene on 8 December in Doha, Qatar.

During the meeting, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid viewed the agenda and the details of the forthcoming summit of the GCC leaders and underscored the importance of continuing the march of GCC states with resolve and certainty.

He also valued the sincere and good efforts of the GCC leaders in working towards the achievement of the common goals of the Council, its leaders and the peoples of member states, and the realisation of the interests of these peoples through speeding up to implement clearly-defined projects that would benefit the citizens of GCC countries.

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed emphasised that it is very important that the Secretariate-General of the GCC makes further efforts to enlighten the GCC citizens about the achievements that effectively contribute to the enhancement and improvement of the relations between GCC countries in various trade and social spheres.

“We look forward to the Doha Summit as a qualitative addition to the march of the GCC. We are confident that the positive atmosphere in the fraternal relations between the member states will reflect positively and clearly on all the citizens of the GCC female and male citizens,” H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said.

H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gargawi, Minister for Cabinet Affairs, Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, and Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director-General of Dubai’s Protocol Department, were present at the meeting.