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GCC Ministerial Council holds 149th session in Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh

Ministers voiced their support for Iraq and the Afghan people while also condemning the attack on the Mercer Street oil tanker in July.

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The Ministerial Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) held its 149th session in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh on Thursday, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The session was headed by the current chairman of the council, Bahrain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdullatif bin Rashid al-Zayani, and will witness the participation of GCC Secretary-General, Nayef Falah al-Hajraf.

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Ministers voiced their support for Iraq and the Afghan people. They also condemned the attack on the Mercer Street oil tanker in July.

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Waleed al-Khuraiji receives Kuwait’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. (KSAMOFA)
Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Waleed al-Khuraiji receives Kuwait’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. (KSAMOFA)
Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Waleed al-Khuraiji receives Bahrain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. (KSAMOFA)
Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Waleed al-Khuraiji receives Bahrain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. (KSAMOFA)

Al-Hajraf said the Ministerial Council would discuss several topics, including a follow-up to the implementation of the decisions of the Supreme Council that were issued in the summit of Sultan Qaboos and Sheikh Sabah in Saudi Arabia’s AlUla earlier this year.

The Kingdom’s ancient city of AlUla hosted the 41st GCC Summit of Gulf leaders for the first time in January.

According to SPA, al-Hajraf said that two separate meetings will be held. The first meeting will bring together the foreign ministers of GCC countries with Yemen’s foreign minister, while the second meeting will include GCC foreign ministers and Iraq’s foreign minister.

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