Their Highnesses and Excellences the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt had a joint ministerial meeting, on Sunday in Riyadh.
The conference is founded on the brothers’ deep fraternal and historical connections, as well as the notion of consultation and collaboration on regional and international matters of mutual importance.
It intended to strengthen the two sides’ roles in attaining peace and long-term development, as well as supporting the high goals of Arab and Islamic nations.
His Highness Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the current session of the Ministerial Council, and His Excellency Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs, both from Egypt, presided over the meeting, which was attended by Their Highnesses and Excellences the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, as well as His Excellency the Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States.
The discussion focused on the Cooperation Council’s ties with the Arab Republic of Egypt, as well as efforts to assist and improve them in several areas. The two sides also discussed regional and international events and subjects of mutual importance, where the discussions revealed a convergence of viewpoints on these topics.
The two sides affirmed that the Cooperation Council for Arab States of the Gulf and the Arab Republic of Egypt will continue to consult and coordinate in a way that supports and enhances security and stability in the region and around the world in order to fulfil the aspirations of their peoples and serve Arab and Islamic nations.
The Egyptian side expressed optimism that the Gulf summit, which will take place in Riyadh on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, would be a success and that the outcomes will contribute to advancing peace and sustainable development as well as satisfying the objectives of Arab and Islamic states.