DOHA, 7th December, 2015 (WAM) — Dr. Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al Zayani, GCC Secretary-General, has stressed the importance of the upcoming GCC summit in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in light of the political, security and economic developments in the region, adding that the summit will effectively contribute to deepening GCC relations and promoting cooperation and integration in all areas, as well as addressing the risks surrounding the GCC countries in the current circumstances.

He confirmed that the GCC countries are fully aware of the political, security, economic and social challenges and is working hard to take all the necessary measures to maintain security and stability and to defend its interests and achievements.

In an interview with Qatar News Agency, QNA, the GCC Secretary-General said that the meetings of Their Majesties and Highnesses the leaders of the GCC countries always reflect their keenness to ensure prosperity and welfare for all GCC peoples, with a special attention to the youth.

He noted that the GCC General Secretariat is currently completing the implementation of the Supreme Council’s decisions concerning the youth and developing their talents and capabilities.

He added that the General Secretariat held five youth workshops which resulted in the issuance of several important recommendations that were submitted to the respective ministerial committees in order to activate them through programmes and plans that fulfill the aspirations of young people.

He pointed out that the Secretariat is also working on completing and developing the study on the GCC youth activities. The Secretariat also review all issues of interest to young people on regular basis in order to determine the topics to be submitted to the GCC summit.