Tribal chief op­ti­mistic about GCC sum­mit re­sults

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

The Amir of the Aj­man tribe Sheikh Sul­tan bin Sal­man bin Heth­leen stressed the im­por­tance of the 37th GCC Sum­mit to be held in Manama, Bahrain to­day. The sum­mit takes place af­ter Don­ald Trump’s elec­tion as US Pres­i­dent, which gives us new is­sues to be dis­cussed, he in­di­cated.

“There are press­ing is­sues wait­ing on the agenda, such as the po­lit­i­cal and se­cu­rity de­vel­op­ments in Ye­men and GCC coun­tries’ ef­forts to reach a po­lit­i­cal so­lu­tion there, in ad­di­tion to the se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion in other parts of the Arab region in­clud­ing Syria, Iraq and Libya, as well as the ef­forts to fight ter­ror­ism and the Pales­tinian cause,” he added.

Mean­while, Bin Heth­leen said that all nec­es­sary mea­sures should be taken in light of the ‘es­ca­lat­ing Ira­nian threats’ against GCC coun­tries, and called for boost­ing the joint pol­icy in fac­ing these joint risks “and to keep any ex­ter­nal threats away through unity and by giv­ing the Penin­sula Shield a big­ger role in the fu­ture.”

Bin Heth­leen said the co­in­cides with calls from our Gulf peo­ple to­wards boost­ing the GCC joint ac­tion “as the con­fed­er­ate unity be­tween GCC states has be­come ur­gent to face chal­lenges and dan­gers in the region.” He urged GCC lead­ers to make the Gulf con­fed­er­a­tion a re­al­ity in or­der to pro­tect “our Ara­bian Gulf from sur­round­ing dan­gers.” He fur­ther ex­pressed high op­ti­mism that the sum­mit would yield pos­i­tive re­sults.

Sheikh Sul­tan bin Heth­leen

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