GCC-US cooperation crucial for regional stability, says ministerial meeting with US
Agencies | New York
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A joint ministerial meeting between the Gulf Cooperation Council foreign minister and the US secretary of State Antony Blinken stressed the importance of GCC-US cooperation for ensuring the peace, security and stability of the Gulf region and the Middle East.
The meeting viewed that regional stability is of utmost importance, not just for the US but for the entire world, considering its strategic and economic importance. The joint meeting also reviewed the developments in Afghanistan, the regional challenges posed by Iran, the situation in Iraq, Yemen and other places in the region.
Bahrain Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the session of the GCC Ministerial Council, Dr Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, headed the GCC delegation to the joint ministerial meeting at Palace Hotel in New York City. The GCC side, Dr Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani said, stressed the importance of redoubling efforts to reach a just, comprehensive and lasting solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict that would contribute to regional peace and prosperity.
The meeting was on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 76).
The meeting was on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 76). Participants The meeting was in the presence of the Minister of State in UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Khalifa Shaheen Al Marar, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs in the State of Kuwait, Dr Shaikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah, Head of the Sultanate of Oman’s mission to the United Nations, Ambassador Mohammed Hassani, and GCC Secretary-General, Dr Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf.
Also present were the Ambassador of Bahrain to the US, Shaikh Abdullah bin Rashid Al Khalifa, Undersecretary for Political Affairs, Dr Shaikh Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, and Bahrain Permanent Representative to UN in New York, Ambassador Jamal Faris Al Ruwaie.