King Salman Inaugurates 39th GCC Summit in Riyadh

Sunday, 9 December, 2018 - 13:00
Asharq Al-Awsat

King Salman inaugurated the 39th GCC Summit in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh on Sunday.

He stressed the kingdom's keenness in maintaining the entity of the Gulf Cooperation Council and highlighted the importance of reaching a political solution in Yemen.

King Salman said the Palestinian cause is at the forefront of the GCC concerns, demanding that the international community take the required measures to protect the Palestinians from Israel's aggression.

The Saudi king noted that the Iranian regime continues to practice terrorism and to threaten the stability of the region.

Also, Emir of Kuwait stressed in speech ahead of the summit their keenness on the GCC and realizing the aspirations of the people of its countries.

The Emir noted that the current conflict in Yemen poses a direct threat and hoped the ongoing consultations in Sweden would be a success.

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