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KSA’s Assaf, GCC’s Zayani, and Arab League’s Aboul Gheit emphasize Arab solidarity in face of threats

Saudi Foreign Minister, Ibrahim Al-Assaf, Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, and Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, held a joint press conference at 3:00 am on Friday at the Mina Palace in Mecca, KSA, where they discussed the outcome of Mecca's Gulf and Arab summits, at the invitation of Saudi King, Salman bin Abdul Aziz.

Minister Al-Assaf affirmed the great success of the two summits, capitalizing on the great support of participating countries for Saudi Arabia's stance against recent attacks on four commercial vessels in UAE's territorial waters and on two oil pumping stations in Saudi Arabia.

The Arab countries and the Gulf Cooperation Council have a great desire for peace and cooperation with Iran, but it must stop supporting terrorist acts in our countries and cooperate with its neighboring Arab nations, Assaf said.

For his part, the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council stressed the importance of the statement issued by the Council condemning the terrorist attacks, stressing the solidarity of GCC countries confronting these threats and supporting all the needed measures to protect security and stability.

In turn, the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States stressed that the council's statement is a clear and firm message to anyone who interferes with the affairs of the Gulf.

It is a message not to interfere in the internal affairs of Arab countries, and to condemn terrorist attacks, whether on maritime navigation in the UAE or oil pipelines in Saudi Arabia, Abul Gheit said.

Source: National News Agency

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