KUWAIT, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- The strategic ties linking the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) must continue to address current and future challenges, said the council's Secretary General Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani Monday.
Delivering his speech to the 144th Foreign Ministers meeting, held ahead of the 38th GCC Summit on December 5-6, Al-Zayani thanked the Kuwaiti leadership for hosting the grand event which hopefully continues the success story of the council.
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's strong support to the GCC's stability, security, and cooperation is a clear example of Kuwaiti generosity and supportive stance, said Al-Zayani.
Meanwhile, the GCC Secretary General congratulated First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled for hosting the ministerial meeting, indicating that it will be one the main reasons for the success of the summit.
Al-Zayani also thanked Bahrain for hosting the previous 37th summit in Manama.
The GCC Secretary General thanked the council's top consultative authorities and the Secretariat for contributing to the ministerial meeting, saying that the GCC leaders will look into decisions which will come in favor of the development of the Gulf countries.
The GCC Summit is very crucial under the current circumstances, said Al-Zayani who affirmed that Gulf leaders were up to the task at hand. (pickup previous)