RIYADH, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said on Sunday that the GCC council plays a major role in coordinating political positions on regional and international issues.
In a press conference after the conclusion of GCC 39th summit, Al-Jubeir stressed importance on the GCC leaders' firm stance to ensure the security and stability of the region and the world.
The minister mentioned the support given by the council to Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Al-Hariri and his efforts to establish a government of national concord, including support to the security and stability of Iraq, and support to Syrian people to reach a peaceful solution based on Security Council Resolution 2254.
Al-Jubeir pointed to the role of the Council in finding a peaceful solution in Yemen in line with the Gulf initiative, in addition to supporting Libya and establishing reconciliation between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The minister stressed that GCC countries have strategic partnerships with major countries in the world such as the United States, the United Kingdom and China.
Al-Jubeir added that since its establishment in 1981, the GCC has played a large and very positive role in enhancing cooperation, coordination and solidarity among its countries and peoples.
He pointed out that has led to activating coordination and cooperation in the fields of health, education, trade and investment.
For his part, GCC Secretary General Abdulatif Al-Zayani asserted on the importance of bolstering ties among GCC countries and friendly nations, similar to the relationship between the US and GCC.
Al-Zayani noted that discussions in the summit focused on such relations and views that would calls for optimism based on the agreement in its general perspective.
Al-Zayani pointed out that one of the most highlighted issues during the meeting of leaders were similar to the adoption of laws and strategies to ensure a greater acceleration of the Gulf joint action in terms of economic, political and security, in line with the changes in the regional and raipd changes in the international arenas.
The Secretary General noted on the keenness of GCC leaders and contribution to the development and prosperity of their countries and the well-being of their peoples. (Pickup previous)