Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, said, “The variables and challenges surrounding us require strength, cohesion, real Gulf cooperation and stable Arab depth.”
He added in a tweet on Twitter, “I participated today in the Al-Ula summit of the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council states … a positive summit … unified for the class … entrenched for brotherhood under the auspices of my brother, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Today I participated in the Al-Ula summit of the leaders of the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council … a positive summit … a united class … anchored by brotherhood under the auspices of my brother, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman … the changes and challenges surrounding us require real Gulf strength, cohesion and cooperation and stable Arab depth. pic.twitter.com/axndY13uNu
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) January 5, 2021
Today, Tuesday, the leaders and heads of delegations of the Gulf Cooperation Council states signed the final declaration of the 41st summit held in Al-Ula province in Saudi Arabia, and the “Al-Ula statement.”
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – who chaired the summit – said that the Gulf leaders signed a statement to affirm solidarity and stability, and thanked the leaders of the Gulf countries for the courageous steps they took.
In the opening speech, the Saudi Crown Prince said that the efforts of Kuwait and the United States led to the cooperation of all to reach the “Al-Ola statement.”
And the Saudi crown prince called for unified efforts to face the challenges in the region, which are represented in particular by Iran’s nuclear and ballistic programs, and the destructive projects implemented by its agents, as he put it.
In turn, the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, affirmed that the summit comes to support joint Gulf action and seeks to achieve the aspiration of the peoples of the region.
The Emir of Kuwait appreciated the American efforts to heal the rift between the countries of the region, before the Gulf leaders signed the final statement of the summit and the “Al-Ula statement.”
Kuwait announced, hours before the start of the Gulf summit, that Saudi Arabia would reopen its airspace and its land and sea borders with Qatar after 3.5 years of blockade.