Riyadh, 10 November 2022 (TDI): The Interior Ministers of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries held their 39th meeting at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the GCC held Wednesday in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

Saudi Interior Minister Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef, and GCC Secretary-General Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf co-chaired the meeting. The Ministers of member states; UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, and Qatar also participated in the meeting.

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In his opening speech, Abdulaziz conveyed the greetings of Salman bin Abdulaziz, the ruler of the Kingdom, and Mohammed bin Salman, the Prime Minister, and their wishes for the success of the meeting.

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Saudi Interior Minister, Salman Bin Naif leading the 39th session of the GCC

The Interior Minister stressed that the meeting aims to confront the security challenges faced by Gulf countries and to strengthen the brotherhood.

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In this vein, he said, “Our meeting takes place in light of the dangers and challenges that some countries in the world are going through, which threaten their security and stability.”

“Council should confront the threatens to the security and safety of citizens and residents and maintain the security, development, and growth that our countries have achieved.” He added.

Salman Bin Nayef appreciated the efforts of Qatar in making the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 an environment-friendly event.

He congratulated Talal Khaled Al-Sabah, who was leading the delegation of Kuwait, for his appointment as the first Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Kuwait.

Afterward, the meeting revolved around the topics of security issues, joint-GCC security service exercise, and preparations for the fourth exercise next year organized by the Ministry of Interior in Qatar.

Meeting of the Foreign Minister of Pakistan

It is pertinent to mention here that the Secretary General of GCC held a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari who is on an official visit to Saudi Arabia from 9-10 November.

During the meeting, both officials discussed the importance of strengthening the prospects of the Gulf Cooperation Council as well as strategic ties with Pakistan.