The meeting of the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council – which was held today via video – discussed the items on the agenda of the GCC summit, which will be held in Riyadh on the fifth of next January.
A statement by the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry said that the preparatory meeting also discussed the decisions and recommendations concerned with supporting and strengthening the march of joint Gulf action in various fields, in addition to the items listed and related to the current developments in the region.
The King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz, had assigned the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Nayef Al-Hajraf to convey invitations to the leaders of the GCC countries to participate in the work of the 41st session, which will be held in the Saudi capital Riyadh on the fifth of next month.
The General Secretariat of the Council – in a statement published on its website – and the Saudi Press Agency reported that Al-Hajraf had been assigned to transmit the invitations to the leaders of the six countries of the Cooperation Council.
The two sources quoted Al-Hajraf as saying that holding the 41st summit in light of the exceptional circumstances the world is witnessing is firm evidence of the great importance that the leaders of the GCC states attach to deepening interdependence, cooperation and integration among member states, and creating new horizons for the Gulf citizen in the long term.
The upcoming summit coincides with the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Cooperation Council, on May 25, 1981, with the membership of 6 countries: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait and the Sultanate of Oman.