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Gulf Cooperation Council Confirms Yemen’s Stability, Rejects Iranian Interference

The Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf, affirmed the Gulf States ’rejection of the Iranian interference in Yemeni affairs, in addition to the council’s leaders’ rejection of the Houthi terrorist attack that targeted the Yemeni government at Aden International Airport.

During his meeting yesterday with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Riyadh, Al-Hajraf conveyed the greetings of the leaders of the Gulf States, stressing the GCC states ’keenness on the unity, security and stability of Yemen, and support for its constitutional legitimacy.

He revealed the preparations made by the Gulf States to organize an international donor conference to support Yemen in the economic and developmental side.

 According to the official Yemeni “Saba” agency, the Cooperation Council has once again supported the efforts of the United Nations aimed at reaching a comprehensive political solution in accordance with the agreed upon basic references.

Sources told “Al-Sharq al-Awsat” news source that the meetings of the joint technical committee to determine Yemen’s development needs will resume on February 2.

For his part, the Yemeni President appreciated the great efforts made by the Cooperation Council alongside Yemen, its security, unity and stability, and support for the political process to bring about peace based on the three basic references represented in the Gulf initiative and its implementation mechanisms, the outcomes of the comprehensive national dialogue conference and the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, especially Resolution 2216.

In the meantime, the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council visited the headquarters of the Unified Military Command of the Gulf States in Riyadh. He was received by Lieutenant-General Eid Al-Shalawi, Commander of the Unified Military Command, and a number of senior commanding officers.

Al-Hajraf praised the efforts exerted to activate the work of the unified military command, which is considered one of the largest joint Gulf military achievements. The decision to establish it came with the blessing of the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council states, in their belief in the bonds of cohesion that bind the member states.

The Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council spoke about what he had broached about the unified military command and the process of coordination between it and its subordinate units in the GCC states, “it is the result of the effort and tireless work of all the employees of the armed forces in the GCC countries since the decision of their establishment until the present day. “He stated.

The Supreme Council of Gulf leaders agreed, in a statement from the recent Al-Ula summit, to amend Article 6 of the Joint Defense Agreement, to change the name of the “Joint Peninsula Shield Forces” command to the “Unified Military Command of the Cooperation Council Countries.”

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