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King Salman to start four-nation Gulf tour

King Salman will leave on Saturday to UAE on an official tour of the Gulf states that will also take him to Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait

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Saudi King Salman will leave on Saturday for the United Arab Emirates on the first leg of an official tour of the Gulf states that will also take him to Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait.

The King’s visit to the UAE coincides with a visit of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt.

King Salman will arrive in Doha from Abu Dhabi. He will then travel to Manama, leading the Kingdom’s delegation to the 37th summit of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states in the Bahraini capital.

Several key topics such as regional security, combating terrorism and extremism, confronting potential challenges in the region, in addition to bolstering the Gulf joint work will figure high on the summit’s agenda.

After attending the GCC summit, the King will start a three-day official visit to Kuwait.

This article was first published by the Saudi Gazette on December 2, 2016.