RIYADH, 21st April, 2016 (WAM) — GCC and Moroccan leaders stressed their commitment to mutually defend their countries’ security and stability, and respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries.

On Wednesday, the GCC leaders and Moroccan King Mohammad VI renewed their unified solidarity and sincere historic relations based on exceptional brotherly ties.

This came in a joint statement issued at the conclusion of the GCC-Morocco summit yesterday in the Saudi capital.

The statement said the summit was a chance to boost strategic partnerships and coordinate stances between GCC states and Morocco in order to address challenges and threats facing the Arab region, as well as to share views on international and regional issues of mutual interest.

The leaders expressed satisfaction over the continued progress in joint action to achieve the goals of their partnership in accordance with the plans to boost human development and promote trade exchange and investments.

The summit statement stressed the importance of making concerted efforts to face challenges and resolve crises in the Arab region, mainly Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen.

The leaders renewed their condemnation of extremism and terrorism in all its forms, calling for combating ideas seeking to spread sectarianism, which fuels sedition and pushes others to interfere in the domestic affairs of countries.

They call for coordinating international efforts to combat terrorism, underlining the significance of the Islamic Military Counter-Terrorism Coalition to support these efforts, the statement concluded.