GCC foreign ministers condemn Paris attacks
The ministers discussed the political and security developments in the region as well as means of enhancing joint actions
Foreign Ministers of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) strongly condemned on Tuesday the multiple attacks perpetrated by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group in Paris last Friday.
During the 137th session of GCC Ministerial Council, held at King Salman Air Base in Riyadh, the ministers expressed their countries’ support for the friendly nation of France and its people, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The ministers discussed the political and security developments in the region as well as means of enhancing joint action in various fields.
The meeting was presided over by Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir, chairman of the current session of the Ministerial Council.
The GCC Secretary General Dr. Abdullatif al-Zayani was also attending along with foreign ministers from other GCC members states.
Addressing the session, al-Jubeir said the purpose of the meeting is to review issues submitted by the ministerial committees, which prepare the agenda of the Supreme Council’s coming session.
Al-Zayani said that the meeting reviewed the outcome of the work of the competent ministerial committees.
This article first appeared in the Saudi Gazette on Nov. 18, 2015.