Next GCC sum­mit to be held in Riyadh

Gulf News - - Middle East -

The next Gulf Co­op­er­a­tion Council (GCC) sum­mit des­ig­nated to be held in the Omani cap­i­tal Mus­cat will con­vene in the Saudi cap­i­tal Riyadh.

The an­nual sum­mit usu­ally held in De­cem­ber brings to­gether the lead­ers of the six GCC states to one of their cap­i­tals on a ro­tat­ing ba­sis.

Oman’s Min­is­ter Re­spon­si­ble for For­eign Af­fairs Yusuf Bin Alawi told Oman Tele­vi­sion and Omani News Agency (ONA) on Wed­nes­day that there would be con­tacts with Saudi Ara­bia’s for­eign min­istry re­gard­ing the sum­mit. Bin Alawi said that as per the mech­a­nisms of the 37th sum­mit in Bahrain in 2016 and the ad­di­tional mea­sures, a sum­mit can be held in the GCC head­quar­ters — Saudi Ara­bia — and the meet­ings can be chaired by Saudi Ara­bia.

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