Saudi King calls for two emergency summits in Makkah - GulfToday

Saudi King calls for two emergency summits in Makkah

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King Salman Bin Abdulaziz (left) and Sheikh Mohammed. File Photo

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has called the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states as well as the heads of states of Arab League countries for two extraordinary summits, in Makkah on May 30th 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.

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GCC Summit. File Photo

An official source at the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs was quoted by the Saudi Press Agency tonight 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."

UAE welcomes Saudi King's call

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 30th, 2019, on the critical circumstances the region is going through and their consequences on regional peace and stability.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in a statement tonight, 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."

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