GCC committee meets to discuss cooperation areas, joint action

Muscat - 

Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud al Busaidi, Secretary General in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has said that the GCC ministerial committee has a key role to play in following up the implementation of decisions to promote cooperation and joint action.

Sayyid Badr was addressing the gathering at the 19th Meeting of the Ministerial Committee on Following up Decisions Related to the GCC Joint Work which was held at the headquarters of the Consultative Authority of the GCC Supreme Council in Muscat, on Tuesday.

The meeting was hosted by Oman under Sayyid Badr within the framework of its chairmanship of the 39th session of the Supreme Council.

It adopted many decisions and recommendations. In addition, a presentation was given on statistical indicators, prepared by the GCC Statistical Center, on the implementation of the decisions.

Addressing the gathering, Sayyid Badr said, “The committee aims to look for opportunities for development, document the bonds of mutual support and strengthen common bonds and good brotherhood.”

Sayyid Badr thanked Dr Abdul Latif bin Rashid al Zayani, Secretary General of GCC and the GCC Secretariat General for the efforts exerted to ensure the success of the work of the committee.

He also thanked the GCC Statistical Center for its efforts in assisting the work of the committee and assessing the implementation of decisions on the ground.

Dr Zayani praised the GCC leaders on their keenness to expedite the issuance of legislative tools necessary to implement the decisions of the joint action within a year. “This is a clear indication of their continued emphasis to push forward the GCC joint work and its development by supporting all decisions of the Supreme Council and overcoming all difficulties in order to achieve the aspirations of GCC citizens.”

He also praised the efforts exerted by the ministerial committee on following up decisions related to the GCC joint work since its establishment in order to strengthen the directives of the Supreme Council.

He said that a number of legislative tools have been issued by the member states to support these decisions and only few decisions are yet to be implemented. Dr Zayani hoped that the competent authorities in the GCC states would complete the required procedures.

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