The secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Wednesday delivered a formal invitation to Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to attend the upcoming GCC Summit, according to a press release.
Sheikh Tamim received the Secretary General, Dr. Nayef Falah al-Hajraf, at the Emiri Court in Doha Palace today, the statement added.
“I had the honor to personally deliver [Saudi] King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s invitation to H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar to attend the 41st GCC Summit taking place in Saudi Arabia on January 5, 2021,” al-Hajraf said.
“The 41st summit marks the beginning of a new chapter for the GCC as it enters its fifth decade,” he added.
GCC SG H.E. Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf, delivered today an invitation from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Amir of Qatar, to attend the #GCCSUMMIT41 being held in KSA on Jan 5, 2021.https://t.co/oFAwUJSVLV pic.twitter.com/1CvRneUfbr— مجلس التعاون (@GCCSG) December 30, 2020
The secretary general said the GCC will focus on meeting the ambitions of the region’s young and digital population and enabling them to compete and lead in a globally-connected post-pandemic world.
Last year, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman also invited Qatar’s Emir to the Saudi capital Riyadh to attend the 40th GCC Summit.