GCC calls for end to suffering in Syria


The leaders of the GCC countries will discuss during the two-day summit a range of issues including the situation in Syria, ties with Iran and boosting economic cooperation between the member countries. Photo - ONA

Kuwait City/Muscat: Kuwait's Emir His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah opened the 34th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit on Tuesday with a call for an end to the "human catastrophe" in Syria.

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, is taking part in the summit.

Sheikh Sabah issued the plea as Ahmad Jarba, leader of Syria's main opposition National Coalition, attended the opening of the summit and delivered a speech appealing for urgent help from the Gulf countries.

"The human catastrophe is still ongoing in Syria which calls on us to double efforts and work with the international community, especially the UN Security Council which has remained unable to put an end to this human tragedy," Sheikh Sabah said.

The leaders of the GCC countries will discuss during the two-day summit a range of issues, including the situation in Syria, ties with Iran and boosting economic cooperation between the member countries.

Satisfaction
In his speech, Sheikh Sabah said the Gulf countries had "expressed their satisfaction with the interim Geneva deal... hoping it would succeed and lead to an everlasting agreement that would keep tension away from the region".

Earlier in the day, Kuwait's State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al Sabah told reporters that talks over the union were continuing.

"When consensus is reached, a special summit will convene in Riyadh to make the announcement," he said, ruling out a major declaration at the Kuwait meeting.

Kuwait's Foreign Ministry undersecretary Khaled Al Jarallah told the official Kuna news agency on Tuesday that the summit would approve setting up a unified GCC military command.

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