GCC committee convenes to follow up implementation of summit resolutions
The GCC ministerial committee, responsible for following up on the implementation of GCC summits’ resolutions, held its 16th meeting in Riyadh yesterday with the participation of Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarrallah.
Speaking at the opening session, Bahraini Minister of Shura Council and House of Representative Affairs Ghanim bin Fadhil AlBuaynayn underlined the importance of the meeting in buttressing cooperation and coordination among Gulf Cooperation Council member states. He added that the committee was established during the Gulf summit held in Oman in 2008 to help boost integration among Gulf countries.
Meanwhile, GCC Secretary General Dr Abdulatif Al-Zayani stated that the ministerial meeting has reviewed recommendations referred to it from the GCC joint action committee on the way to enhance economic, political, social, military and security integration among Gulf states.
He noted that the Gulf leaders endorsed in their 16th consultative meeting in Jeddah, in May 2016, a resolution to cement bilateral cooperation and overcome obstacles impeding joint action through the formation of a joint economic and development commission. He noted that the commission would start its activities in the coming days.
Zayani also noted that the leaders have ratified the charter of the economic-judiciary authority. He added that such resolutions would have tangible effect on the joint Gulf actions in the coming period. He lauded the relentless efforts exerted by the ministerial committee to give impetus to the Gulf joint actions to help meet the aspirations of Gulf nations.
RIYADH: The GCC ministerial committee members, including Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarrallah, are pictured in a group photo.