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Warsaw conference important for Middle East security -- GCC Ministers

Saudi Minister for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir with Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmad Al-Khalifa
Saudi Minister for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir with Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmad Al-Khalifa
Abdelwaheb El-Gueyed WARSAW, Feb 15 (KUNA) -- GCC Ministers on Friday stressed importance of the international conference in the Polish capital Warsaw to discuss the future of peace and security in the Middle East with the participation of representatives from about 70 countries.
For his part, Saudi Minister for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir said that Warsaw Conference is particularly important as it brings together more than 70 countries in one place to consider the challenges facing the Middle East.
"The conference focused on the challenges facing the countries of the region, most notably the Palestinian issue, terrorism, Syria and Yemen," Al-Jubeir told KUNA at the end of the conference.
He revealed a consensus during the conference on "the need for Iran to stop its interference and aggressive policy in the region." Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmad Al-Khalifa described in a similar statement to KUNA the conference as a positive and important event.
He stressed that the conference is setting a new stage and is the culmination of previous meetings on the region, for example, the Madrid Peace Conference in the early 90s.
"The region faces today other challenges, most important of which is the Iranian challenge, which affects not only safety of countries in the region, but also threatens and destabilizes societies, which requires a global position and new mechanisms to deal with Iran," he added.
He pointed out that there is coordination with the Gulf countries on ways to confront crises and challenges that threaten security of the region.
"We focused on explaining the dimensions of the Iranian challenge that targets us daily, along with the other challenges that are known and their dimensions are specific, but the Iranian challenges are being renewed every day, and this is something we have explained to our allies and friends," he said.
For his part, Omani foreign minister Yousef bin Alawi stressed to KUNA the importance of Warsaw Conference in terms of strengthening partnership with the countries of the world and taking care of the problems of the Middle East, which has been for many years without reaching a final solution.
"We have had intensive consultations during the Warsaw Conference for two days and we have seen valuable ideas on the question of identifying areas of danger. We also discussed how to deal with these various issues and intensify research and study in the future," he added. (end) amq.aa