GCC CHIEF CONDEMNS QATARI MEDIA ATTACKS

Dr Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), expressed his condemnation of the “irresponsible media attacks, carried out by some Qatari news outlets, towards the GCC and its Secretary General,” describing it as an unjust campaign that exceeded all customs, values and media professionalism.

In a press statement, Al-Zayani expressed his deep surprise, at the attempt by some Qatari media, to hold his position as GCC Secretary General, as responsible for resolving Qatar’s crisis.

“Officials in the Qatari government and media are fully aware that the solution of the crisis and the end of its repercussions are in the hands of the GCC leaders, members of the Supreme Council, and no one else. It is not the responsibility and duties of the Secretary General, who receives and executes the decisions, directives and orders of the Supreme Council and the Ministerial Council only, as per the provisions of the GCC statute,” Al-Zayani said.

The GCC chief expressed his disapproval of attempts by some journalists in Qatar, to link the crisis with his Bahraini nationality and the well-known positions in the kingdom, affirming his full commitment to shouldering his responsibilities, tasks and duties, assigned by the Supreme Council to preserve the cohesion of the GCC, as well as, its achievements and its regional and international standing.

Al-Zayani called upon the Qatari media to stop its current approach that harms, causes divisions and stalls the fixing of inter-brotherly relations. It also hinders the good mediation efforts undertaken by Kuwait’s Emir, Shaikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, known for his wisdom, loyalty and love for the GCC countries and peoples.

Source: NAM News Network