40th GCC Summit to be held in Riyadh on December 10

Riyadh, ): The 40th summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will be held in Riyadh on 10 December 10 under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, GCC Secretary General Dr Abdulateef bin Rashid Al Zayani has said.

The GCC Ministerial Council will hold the preparatory meeting at the GCC headquarters in Riyadh on December 9, he added.

Their Majesties and Highnesses will discuss several important political, defense, economic and social issues to reinforce the progress of the GCC and integration among the GCC members, Dr Al Zayani said.

They will also review regional and international political developments as well as the security situation in the region and its effects on the security and stability of the GCC countries.

The GCC secretary general expressed confidence constructive decisions that will strengthen the Gulf cohesion and deepen cooperation and integration among the member countries will be taken at the summit.

The GCC, established in 1981, comprises Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Source: Bahrain News Agency