UAE welcomes Saudi King's call for emergency summits in Makkah
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia.
King Salman has called the summits in Makkah to discuss ways to enhance security and stability in the region.
The United Arab Emirates has welcomed the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud's call to the leaders of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) and other Arab League states for two emergency summits in Makkah on May 30, 2019, on the critical circumstances the region is going through and their consequences on regional peace and stability.
On Saturday, King Salman has called the leaders for two extraordinary summits to look into the recent acts of sabotage against commercial vessels off the UAE waters and the dual terrorist attacks against two Saudi pumping stations, and their consequences on the region.
An official source at the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs was quoted by the Saudi Press Agency as saying that the call comes in line with the Saudi King's keenness to "consult and coordinate with the leaders of the brethren leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council member states as well as the leaders of Arab League countries, in all matters that would enhance the security and stability in the region."
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in a statement, said the call is reflective of the Saudi leadership's continued determination to establish peace and security in the region.
The statement underlined, in this respect, the leading role played by King Salman in "unifying Arab ranks and coordinating Arab stances."
"The current critical circumstances entail a unified Arab and Gulf stance toward the besetting challenges and risks," said the statement, characterising the call of King Salman as a "significant opportunity for the countries of the region to achieve their aspirations for establishing peace and stability and ensuring our joint security, sovereignty and achievements."