GCC parliaments stress regional security
The parliaments from the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are intent on developing plans to tackle several problems in the region, including the Palestinian crisis, and the situation in Iraq, Syria and Yemen.
This is according to Abdullah Al-Asheikh, speaker of the Kingdom’s Shoura Council, who was speaking on Wednesday as chairman of the ninth gathering of the parliaments in Riyadh.
He said further steps must be taken to counter the repeated violations by Israel and the chaos in neighboring countries, which were vital for regional and international security.
The representatives from the GCC parliaments earlier met with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman at Al-Yamamah palace in Riyadh.
The king wished them well in their deliberations, while the parliamentarians thanked the monarch for hosting the event in the Kingdom.
The gathering was attended by Minister of State and Cabinet Member Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, Minister of Culture and Information Adel Al-Toraifi and Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir.