Gulf-Yemeni meeting kicks off in Riyadh


The meeting is held on the sidelines of the 111th session of the Gulf ministerial council for the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states.


Speaking at the meeting,
Oman‘s Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs Yousef Bin Alawi said that the participation of Yemen would stress the joint interests of the Arab peninsula’s countries.


On his part,
Yemen‘s Foreign Minister Abu Baker Al-Qurbi said that his country was keen on cooperating and coordinating with the GCC states in all fields, especially regarding Arab and regional issues.
He praised the vision on the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz on employing Yemenis in the GCC states.


The Yemeni government is keen on continuing reform and dialogue, and supports finding peaceful solutions for internal affairs, he pointed out.


He called for holding the next ministerial council’s meeting in
Yemen and to establish an office for the GCC Secretariat in his country.


The Gulf-Yemeni meeting will discuss partnership and cooperation,
Yemen‘s membership in GCC organizations, the development of the Yemeni economy, and coordination on political, economic, and security issues.
The Gulf ministerial council will kick off right after the Gulf-Yemeni meeting and will discuss regional issues and international developments including the Iranian nuclear program, the UAE islands occupied by
Iran, and the situation in Iraq and Sudan.


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