Foreign Minister and GCC Secretary General Hold Press Conference 3 Riyadh

Tuesday 1441/4/13 - 2019/12/10
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Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs, in his reply to the journalists, stated that the summit agenda was full of many decisions and important points.
On the Iranian file and the threats to the Gulf countries and how to confront them, he explained that the Iranian threat is a threat to everyone, and no one in the Gulf system disagrees with him, indicating that there is an understanding by the GCC countries on the importance of dealing with the threat and confronting it in the necessary ways.
He also reaffirmed that the unity of the Gulf system is stable and standing even if some things are marred, but it does not amount to reducing its strength and cohesion.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs demanded that Iran change its behavior in attacking ships in the Gulf, supplying militias with weapons, financing terrorism and destabilizing countries.
In the Lebanese file, he emphasized the Kingdom’s interest in Lebanon’s stability, expressing hope that the Lebanese people will find a way to move forward in a way that guarantees peace and stability for their country.
Regarding negotiations on the Qatari crisis, the Minister of Foreign Affairs stated that the efforts of the Emir of the State of Kuwait and the four countries continue to support these efforts and their success.
With regard to the Palestinian file, Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah underscored the full support of the states of the GCC for the Palestinian right to obtain all rights under the Arab Peace Initiative.
For his part, the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani reasserted that the speed index of any meeting indicates its success, especially if it is similar to what was issued for today's statement, expressing pride in the understanding that he touched on the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council states, based on the principle of brotherhood and status, putting the interest of the citizen in their eyes, noting that the final statement reiterated in its content the vision of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, in the year 2015 AD, that is in the interest of the Gulf citizen.
On the Gulf crisis, Al-Zayani said: "Since the crisis began between Qatar and the four countries, we are moving forward on two directions: The first is dealing with the problem, and the second relates to the interest of the leaders of the countries in separating the daily actions between the GCC countries in various fields and the problem."
In this regard, he referred to the efforts of the Emir of the State of Kuwait to mediate between all the parties concerned, which were praised by the leaders of the countries concerned.
--SPA
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