GCC Ministerial Council concludes meeting in Jeddah

May 23, 2010

The 115th session of the Ministerial Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) convened in Jeddah today. The session was presided over by Kuwait’s Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, and was attended by GCC Secretary General Abdulrahman Al-Atiyyah and several GCC foreign ministers. The Saudi delegation was led by Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal.

At the conclusion of the meeting, a press release was issued detailing the GCC’s positions on several regional and international issues. The Ministerial Council welcomed the meetings held by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and a number of Iraqi leaders aimed at achieving Iraqi national reconciliation. It commended the efforts of Turkey and Brazil to help reach a peaceful resolution of the Iranian nuclear crisis. Regarding terrorism, it repeated its renunciation of violence and extremism. The Council also reiterated its previous positions concerning Yemen, Palestine, Lebanon, Sudan and Somalia.