UAE for greater GCC cooperation

ABU DHABI — The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has underscored that the UAE is keen to do whatever it can to sustain Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) through consultations and unification of attitudes.

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Published: Tue 4 Dec 2007, 9:13 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:07 AM

On his arrival in Doha yesterday to attend the summit, Shaikh Khalifa said in a statement that the “summit is being convened at a time of serious regional and international developments. This situation requires reaching unanimous vision and joint efforts to boost our security and stability”.

He added that the summit will discuss political, economic, military and other issues.

Shaikh Khalifa reiterated that “we have to coordinate so as to avoid repercussions of these negative developments on our stability and security,” indicating that the UAE is “keen to unify attitudes through consultations and coordination among the GGC countries”.

Meanwhile, Shaikh Khalifa met the Amir of Kuwait, His Highness Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah, and His Majesty King Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa of Bahrain at their respective residents. Shaikh Khalifa and the two leaders conferred on the issues tabled before the GCC.

Shaikh Khalifa also met Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the sideline of the GCC summit. The meeting, which was attended by the delegation accompanying Shaikh Khalifa and Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Motaki, discussed issues of mutual interest between the two countries.

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