Photo of young GCC leaders takes social media by storm
The high-profile leaders of the GCC were seen without the traditional head-dress Ghutra and dark-colored robes usually worn in official gatherings
A photo of young leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has taken social media in the Gulf Arab region by storm, showing a side not often seen by Gulf royals.
The photo shows Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Representative of the King of Bahrain for humanitarian and youth affairs Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, UAE’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Minister of the Royal Court of Oman Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud Al-Bousaeedi, Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassem Al-Thani and Kuwaiti minister of state for Cabinet affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah lounging at a restaurant.
The high-profile leaders of the GCC were seen without the traditional head-dress Ghutra and dark-colored robes usually worn in official gatherings.
An untraditional look for Arab royals! A photo of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman with GCC ministers. pic.twitter.com/5lCHdQCzVG— مدرعِم للقمّه (@ostora_1) November 11, 2016
“The pictured showed our country (Saudi Arabia) is in good hands and we shall rise in our economies along with our Gulf brothers not just as the sixth globally but hopefully the first,” Haitham al-Suhaimi wrote on Twitter.
The photo was taken following the first meeting of the GCC’s Commission of Economic and Developmental Affairs at the Conference Palace in Riyadh on Thursday.
*This article also appears on AlArabiya.net.