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The Saudi-Emirati coordination council retreat

Turki Aldakhil

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A coordination council retreat between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates kicked off in Abu Dhabi where over 150 officials participated to further boost cooperation. Relations between the two sides are unique and is nothing like them between any other Arab countries.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed said that the UAE will remain the number one supporter of all the Saudi Arabia’s stances under the leadership of King Salman.

For a long time now, writers have called for the expansion of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s influence to unify political decisions in order to strengthen sovereignty. Now, due to political, economic and social factors, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have become the pillars of Arab and Gulf decisions.

The coordination council retreat is an extension of two years of glory and strength and of fighting against agents of death as represented by Iran’s terrorists, Houthis and others of their kind

Turki Aldakhil

Honesty

The relation between Saudi Arabian and Emirati leaders are characterized by love and honesty. The Saudi delegation is headed by Prince Mohammed bin Salman while the Emirati party is headed by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed. They belong to a generation of ambitious youth who seek to achieve balance in the region.

The coordination council retreat is an extension of two years of glory and strength and of fighting against agents of death as represented by Iran’s terrorists, Houthis and others of their kind. It does not end with ISIS and their evil designs. The council retreat plans for our present and for a future that is worthy enough for our children and grandchildren.

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Turki Aldakhil is the General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel. He began his career as a print journalist, covering politics and culture for the Saudi newspapers Okaz, Al-Riyadh and Al-Watan. He then moved to pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat and pan-Arab news magazine Al-Majalla. Turki later became a radio correspondent for the French-owned pan-Arab Radio Monte Carlo and MBC FM. He proceeded to Elaph, an online news magazine and Alarabiya.net, the news channel’s online platform. Over a ten-year period, Dakhil’s weekly Al Arabiya talk show “Edaat” (Spotlights) provided an opportunity for proponents of Arab and Islamic social reform to make their case to a mass audience. Turki also owns Al Mesbar Studies and Research Centre and Madarek Publishing House in Dubai. He has received several awards and honors, including the America Abroad Media annual award for his role in supporting civil society, human rights and advancing women’s roles in Gulf societies. He tweets @TurkiAldakhil.

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