HRH Prince Salman calls for GCC unity to confront regional challenges
TDT | Manama
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His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, yesterday returned from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after leading Bahrain’s delegation, on behalf of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, at the 41st Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit, held in Al Ula, Saudi Arabia.
Upon arrival, HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister was received by the Representative of His Majesty the King for Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs, National Security Advisor and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport, HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Minister of the Royal Court, HE Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, the Minister of Interior, General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, the Governor of the Southern Governorate, Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali Al Khalifa, and a number of senior officials.
HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister sent a cable of gratitude and appreciation to King Salman. In the cable, HRH thanked King Salman for the warm and generous reception and hospitality during the summit, which reflects the depth of historic relations between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister expressed the Kingdom’s pride in receiving the presidency of the next session of the Supreme Council of the GCC, noting the continuation of realising the aspirations of GCC citizens for a prosperous present and future.
He looked forward to the outcomes of the Al-Ula Summit, and its role in re-establishing GCC cohesion, while prioritising the security, stability and prosperity of GCC countries and their citizens.
In this regard, HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister highlighted the importance of strengthening GCC dialogue, a commitment to unity and a new phase in brotherly relations progressing the GCC journey.
The summit’s final communique and the Al-Ula declaration were then signed. Their Highnesses, the leaders of the GCC countries’ delegations, were also in attendance at the summit, chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia, on behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister expressed his sincere gratitude to the Saudi royal leadership and the government and its citizens for their customary warm and generous hospitality, which reflect the depth of relations. HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister attended a lunch banquet, hosted by HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman in honour of the delegations attending the Summit.