Syria, Iran N-deal issues to figure at GCC meeting

The Sultanate, under the leadership of His Majesty the Sultan, is always keen on the success of the GCC cooperation march.

Kuwait City/Muscat: The Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will hold its 34th Summit in Kuwait on Tuesday and Wednesday.

On behalf of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, His Highness Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, will take part in the meet. The Sultanate, under the leadership of His Majesty the Sultan, is always keen on the success of the GCC cooperation march in a bid to achieve further progress and prosperity for the GCC countries, as well as contributing to the efforts being made for the stability and progress of the region. 

Sayyid Fahd will be accompanied by an official delegation comprising Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, Dr Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce and Industry, and Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Said Al Sa'eedi, Minister of Legal Affairs.  

The delegation will also comprise several government officials.

The meet will be chaired by Kuwait's Emir His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah. The GCC leaders are expected to tackle the latest political developments in the region as well as the latest steps to uphold cooperation among the six-member states in pursuit for a full integration.

Array of issues
Regarding the political issues, the leaders will thoroughly study the recent nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1, the ongoing conflict in Syria and the implementation of the Gulf-brokered power-transition deal in Yemen.

The Summit's agenda will also include a wide range of issues like boosting economic ties, human rights issues, environment, healthcare and culture cooperation.

The leaders will also discuss the proposal to adopt a single currency. Besides, they will review the outcome of the GCC Customs Union and weigh new measures to remove all customs barriers to facilitate trade exchange among their countries.

Meanwhile, GCC Assistant Secretary-General for Environment and Human Affairs Dr Abdullah Al Hashem underlined importance of the Summit. Speaking to Kuwait's state news agency Kuna, Al Hashem said the Kuwait Summit would "be distinguished" and contribute to the prosperity of the Gulf citizens and countries.

A committee tasked with drafting resolutions and final communique of the Summit also concluded meetings yesterday and referred the recommendations to the GCC foreign ministers.

A media centre has been readied for coverage of events and activities taking place at the Summit. The media centre will provide Arab and foreign journalists all necessary facilities.

Nearly 100 foreign and Arab media organisations are covering the event.


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