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Kuwait-hosted GCC Summit crucial for region's unity, solidarity

KUWAIT, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- The holding of the 38th Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) in Kuwait on Tuesday has great significance to the unity and solidarity of the six-nation bloc.
All eyes will be on the forthcoming summit with hopes that the event will come out with resolutions geared toward further integration.
Earlier, Kuwait's First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah underlined that the GCC was an ongoing project that brings together the shared determination of its member nations to build a united regional front.
Speaking to ministers at the Ministerial Council a day ahead of the summit, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled said this bloc gains strength from its principles, is advanced in its development, changes according to fast-paced global developments and is generous in its contributions to humanity.
He said the talks are important to maintaining cooperation and joint action for the benefit of the region's peoples and facing challenges that threaten the region's security and stability.
In a separate speech, GCC Secretary General Abdullatif Al-Zayani said that strategic ties, linking the six-nation bloc, must continue to address current and future challenges.
The talks are crucial under the current circumstances, said Al-Zayani, who said he was confident the GCC Summit will fulfill the ambitions of the people in the region. (end) sd