Abdullah bin Zayed heads UAE’s delegation to the 125th GCC Ministerial Council meeting

Manama: H. H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister led the UAE delegation to the 125th session of the Gulf Cooperation Council for Arab States’ Ministerial Council, which commenced today evening in the Bahraini Capital, Manama, under the chairmanship of Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa.

The Bahrain’s Foreign Minister and Chairman of the current session of the GCC Ministerial Council, opened the session, thanking the efforts exerted by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal during his presidency. He also thanked the GCC Foreign Ministers for their great efforts to bolster the joint GCC work. Sheikh Khalid also praised the role of Dr Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al Zayani, the GCC Secretary General, for developing the work mechanisms of the GCC general secretariat.

Sheikh Khalid hoped for next successful session of the GCC Supreme Council, commending the wise vision of the GCC leaders in the light of their belief in the objectives, principles and achievements of the GCC since its inception. “Though this session is ordinary, the nature of political situation and security threats around us, make this session very important to prepare for the GCC Supreme Council Summit in December.” He noted that the move aims at taking a collective stand to keep any eminent danger at bay.

For his part, the GCC Secretary General thanked His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa of Bahrain for hosting the 33rd GCC Supreme Council Summit.

The Ministerial Council meeting discussed the political, economic, social, environment, education and health issues. It also reviewed the strategic talks between the GCC and a number of countries, The meeting tackled the strategic partnership file with the kingdoms of Morocco and Jordan, as well as the development on the issue of three UAE Islands occupied by Iran, Syrian standoff, Yemen situation, the latest developments in both Palestine and Iraq.

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