40th Session of GCC Supreme Council Issues Final Communique 15 Riyadh

Tuesday 1441/4/13 - 2019/12/10
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Strategic partnerships between the Gulf Cooperation Council and other countries and groups:
82- The Supreme Council directed to strengthen the existing cooperation and partnership relations between the Gulf Cooperation Council system and the countries, regional systems and effective international organizations. The council affirmed the importance of the quick completion of implementation of joint action plans.
83- The Supreme Council directed that the existing strategic partnerships are to be strengthened with the brotherly countries, including Jordan, Morocco, Sudan, Iraq, the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
84- The Supreme Council reviewed the report of the General Secretariat on the meetings of the specialized working groups that were formed to activate the strategic partnership between the Gulf Cooperation Council and the United States of America in the fields of military, politics, economy and combating terrorism and extremism, directing to intensify efforts to enhance the strategic partnership with the United States of America.
85- The Supreme Council affirmed its support for the USA strategy towards Iran.
86- The Supreme Council satisfied with the progress made in implementing the strategic partnership with the United Kingdom.
87- The Supreme Council directed to strengthen strategic relations and economic cooperation with France, Russia, the European Union, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), the South American Common Market (MERCOSUR ) and other countries as well as the international and regional active organizations in the EU and American continents.
Cooperation between the Gulf Cooperation Council and the African Continent:
88- The Supreme Council commended the efforts made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to achieve the outcomes of the Jeddah Peace Agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia.
89- The Supreme Council hailed the support provided by the GCC countries to the African Sahel states (G5) to combat terrorism, lauding the development and humanitarian aid provided by the GCC to the African continent.
90- The Supreme Council welcomed the existing cooperation among the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in the Horn of Africa, and a number of African countries. The council directed the Secretariat General to take the necessary measures to complete the implementation of the Gulf Action Plan in the African continent and joint action plans previously approved in this regard.
Relations between the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Asian Continent:
91- The Supreme Council expressed its satisfaction with the progress made in the strategic relations and economic cooperation with the countries of the Asian continent, particularly the People's Republic of China, Pakistan, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), hailing the Kingdom of Bahrain's accession to the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation with the (ASEAN) countries. The council directed the Secretariat General to complete the necessary procedures, plans and programs to enhance cooperation with the Central Asian countries and other friendly countries and active organizations in the Asian continent.
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