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Leaders of GCC countries arrive to Saudi Arabia … in preparation for the 40th summit

By Taha Sakr

Most of Arab Gulf states’ leaders have arrived on Tuesday in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, awaiting the 40th summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, in the Diriyah Palace.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, received leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries at King Salman Air Force Base airport.

The head of the Omani delegation to the Gulf Summit, Fahd Al Saeed, in addition to the Qatari Prime Minister, Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Thani, who heads the delegation of Qatar, arrived at the summit.

Moreover, the UAE delegation was headed by the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, in addition to Bahrain’s King Hamad Al Khalifa, and Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Jaber.

The Saudi capital is hosting meetings of the Supreme Council of the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council states in its 40th session, at the invitation of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.

According to the Saudi channel of Al-Arabyai, leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries will hold their meeting headed by King Salman, and will discuss a number of important issues to enhance the process of cooperation and integration among member states in various political, defense, security, economic and social fields.

They will also examine regional, international political developments in the region and its implications for the security and stability of the GCC countries.

Saudi Arabia hosted previously Gulf meetings eight times, starting with the second session, which was marked by many initiatives and decisions in the service of the citizens of the GCC countries and the rise of the entity of this league.