The UAE announced that its citizens can enter any countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council by using their Emirates ID cards. The decision took effect on April 29, 2022.
"We will not walk away and leave a vacuum to be filled by China, Russia or Iran. We will seek to build on this moment with active, principled, American leadership,” says US president.
Dr Mohammed Hamad Al Kuwaiti, Head of Cybersecurity for the UAE Government, participated in the first meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Cybersecurity Ministerial Committee,
“Citizens of the GCC countries do not need an entry visa or sponsor to visit the UAE, as they can enter the country by presenting a passport issued by one of the GCC countries, or an identity card, upon arrival at one of the entry points.”
Heads of cybersecurity institutions also discussed several issues of mutual interest in cybersecurity, including implementing joint cybersecurity exercises in GCC countries to enhance the exchange of cybersecurity information and expertise.
The Council reviewed the oint Gulf action and developments at the regional and international levels, as well as the efforts made by the working committees.
The summit was attended by leaders and representatives of the GCC countries and President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China, in addition to delegates from several international organisations.
On his arrival at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Sheikh Mohammed was received by Prince Badr Bin Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Governor of Makkah Region, as well as several senior civil and military officials.
At the end of the employee’s service period, he will receive a retirement pension or an end-of-service benefit according to the retirement law he is subjected to in the employee’s home country.
Prior to the meeting, Sheikh Mohammed said, “We need a strong start for the fifth decade of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s march... Our people are looking forward to economic and development integration... Our people are looking for real and deep cooperation... Our people are waiting from our meetings in Riyadh for the results of transforming all our cities into growth, prosperity and progress.”