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GCC FMs meet in Riyadh Monday, prepare for summit

RIYADH, Dec 8 (KUNA) -- Foreign Ministers of six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries hold tomorrow Monday a preparatory meeting for the GCC Summit, due in Riyadh under presidency of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz.
The foreign ministers are expected to hold a closed-door meeting.
The GCC Secretariat did not release any statement about agenda of the one-day meeting.
However, issues like the Gulf crisis, Iran's interference in GCC affairs, attacks on oil tankers in the Arabian Gulf and oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, as well as securing maritime navigation are expected to feature high on the agenda.
The top diplomats are also expected to discuss economic and social issues, as well as protests in Iraq and Lebanon, the situations in Yemen, Syria, Libya and Palestine.
Senior officials from the six GCC countries are expected to meet in the Saudi capital later today to prepare for tomorrow's meeting.
Founded in 1981, the GCC consists of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman. (end) mdm.bs