RIYADH, 7th March, 2016 (WAM) — Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, will hold their 138th session on Wednesday at the headquarters of the GCC General Secretariat in Riyadh under the chairmanship of the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, who is also the chairman of the council’s current session.
GCC Secretary-General, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, said that the Foreign Ministers will discuss progress of the implementation of the GCC Supreme Council’s resolutions, including follow-up of the implementation of the vision of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, on strengthening the GCC joint work, and what has been achieved within the framework of integration and cooperation among the GCC countries, and ways to strengthen and develop them in all areas.
Dr. Al-Zayani said that the ministers will also discuss memos and reports submitted by Ministerial Committees and the GCC General Secretariat, and topics related to relations between the GCC and a number of world blocs within strategic dialogues and partnerships, in addition to the latest regional and international developments and the security situation in the region, including Syria, Libya and Iraq.
The GCC Ministerial Council will hold a simultaneous meeting with the Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs, Nasser Judeh, and the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Salaheddine Mezouar, to discuss ways of improving the strategic partnership relations between their two countries and the GCC, which are approved by the GCC Supreme Council, Dr. Al-Zayani said.
He said that the GCC Ministerial Council will also meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Republic of Yemen, Abdul Malik Al-Mekhlafi, to discuss the latest developments in Yemen and ways of enhancing cooperation between the GCC and Yemen in various fields, including joint coordination to enhance Yemen’s security and peace, to push the United Nations efforts to hold political consultations between the concerned parties, and intensify the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Yemeni people in all provinces in cooperation with international organisations.