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Kuwait Confirms GCC-US Summit in January

Kuwait Confirms GCC-US Summit in January

Friday, 26 October, 2018 - 10:30
A general view of Kuwait City. (AFP)

A senior Kuwaiti official said the summit joining the United States and the Gulf Cooperation Council will be held in January, while a Gulf ministerial meeting will be held next month.

In a statement posted by Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al Jarallah reaffirmed that the GCC-US summit will be held according to schedule.

There will be a meeting of the Ministerial Committee to follow up the implementation of resolutions issued by the current GCC sessions in preparation for the November meeting.

Jarallah’s remarks were made on the sidelines of a celebration to mark the United Nations Day and the 55th Anniversary of the State of Kuwait's Membership of the United Nations at an invitation from the UN Resident Coordinator Dr. Tareq Al-Sheikh.

Jarallah said Kuwait, as current president of the GCC, invited fellow Gulf states to a senior-level meeting to review the implementation of the previous summit.

Pending GCC member states’ approval, Jarallah added that he is looking forward to hold the meeting in November.

He concluded by stating Kuwait’s obligations are permanent and continuous, as well as joint efforts with the GCC countries.

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