Kuwait to chair Jeddah summit

The sixth Gulf summit for leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states will be held in Jeddah next Sunday, and will be chaired by Kuwait as chairman of the current session of the GCC. Holding the midyear unofficial GCC summit aims to exchange viewpoints and explore latest regional and international developments, to boost coordination and consultation, as well as to unite stands. The summit will be preceded by a meeting of the GCC Ministerial Council, which will include foreign ministers of GCC states, to prepare the agenda to be discussed during the one-day summit. Gulf diplomatic sources told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) in Riyadh, Tuesday, that leaders will explore during the summit major issues that include fighting terrorism, the situation in Iraq, the deteriorating situation in the occupied Palestinian territories and the ongoing Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people, in addition to other Gulf economic and developmental issues. The bombing incidents that occurred in Riyadh and Yanbu will also be discussed, as security of the region is a joint responsibility. The upcoming consultative summit is an opportunity to unite Gulf stands before holding the 16th Arab Summit, scheduled to be held in Tunisia on May 22-23, in particular the importance of reforming the Arab League and finding new mechanisms to develop joint Arab work. kuwaitbusiness.net