Saudi King Looks Forward to Stronger Regional, International Presence of GCC

Manama, – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia stressed that the current circumstances in the region are highly complicated obvious to everyone as well as the crises it was facing, “requiring all of us to work together to confront and deal with them in a spirit of responsibility and determination and intensify efforts in order to consolidate the foundations of security and stability of our region as well as development and prosperity for our countries and peoples.” In his speech before the opening of the GCC Supreme Council 37th session in Manama, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques said that despite the important achievements implemented by the GCC, “We gear forward to better future that guarantees the aspirations of the GCC citizens towards more prosperity and dignified living, enhances the march of the GCC at the regional and international arenas through active foreign policies to achieve security and stability in the region and supports regional and international peace.” He expressed satisfaction for what has been achieved by the competent agencies of the GCC council over the past year in accordance with mechanisms adopted by the council which aim to raise the level of cooperation and coordination, including the decision of establishing the Economic and Development Affairs Commission which began its work recently to promote joint action in the economic and development fields.

King Salman said that he sad situation being suffered by some Arab countries, characterized by terrorism, domestic struggle and bloodshed, is an imperative result of the alliance of terrorism, sectarianism and flagrant interference, leading to their destabilization and breach of security.

On the situation in Yemen, King Salman affirmed that efforts are being exerted to end the struggle there in what could achieve security and stability under the leadership of its legitimate government and according to the GCC initiative, outcomes of the national dialogue and UN Security Council resolution No. 2216, thanks to the endeavors offered by the UN special envoy to Yemen.

As of the situation in Syria, King Salman said “We are all saddened to see what is happening there, including killings, displacement and suffering of the Syrian people, mounting pressure on the world community to intensify efforts to stop bloodshed and find a political solution guaranteeing the achievement of security and stability as well as preserving the unity and integrity of the Syrian territories.”

Source: Qatar News Agency

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