1999 News Story

Foreign minister tours GCC states

Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal met today in Doha with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad

Bin Khalifa Al-Thani and gave him a verbal message from Deputy Prime Minister and Commander

of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz. Prince Saud had already met

yesterday in Kuwait with Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah. These meetings are

part of a routine tour of the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to

consult on matters of mutual interest.
Yesterday in Muscat, Prince Saud commented on oil prices, and declared that what was

extraordinary was the slide in the price, not the subsequent rise. He added that the

situation is now stable, and benefiting both the producers, whether OPEC or non-OPEC, and

the consumers. He expressed the hope that oil production quotas would remain at their

current level.