Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Seeks Unified GCC Action


Saudi Arabia’s Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman met GCC Secretary-General Abdul Lateef Al-Zayani on Tuesday to discuss ways to enhance joint cooperation among the six member countries and set the agenda for the two-day 36th GCC Summit Council meeting beginning on Wednesday.

The king met with Al-Zayani at Al-Yamamah Palace, with those in attendance including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, said the SPA.

Earlier, the GCC foreign ministers held a preparatory meeting to discuss key issues for the final agenda of the session. The meeting was chaired by Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir and his counterparts from the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain, in the presence of Al-Zayani.

A GCC official said the meeting discussed various issues of mutual interest especially the response to the growing menace of terrorism and steps taken by the Supreme Council toward regional development. The ministers also discussed the situation in the Gulf region.

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