Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf, Secretary of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), said that the dispute within the Council represents a challenge to joint cooperation and a common concern for all the GCC countries.
He affirmed that Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was working to solve the dispute with Gulf and international support, adding that a fair mechanism would be put in place to deal with any disagreements that could arise in the future.
The path of joint cooperation has witnessed many challenges during the past four decades, as well as several achievements and gains that have been realized in several fields and on more than one level, he remarked in a televised speech on the occasion of the 39th anniversary of the founding of the GCC.
The secretary-general went on to say that the wisdom and vision of the GCC leaders have enabled the Council to overcome these challenges and, at the same time, preserve its gains and achievements for the development, security and prosperity of its countries and citizens.
Al-Hajraf noted that emerging challenges required “collective thinking and cooperation to confront them and deal with their repercussions.”
On the outbreak of coronavirus, he underlined that GCC states must strengthen joint work and collective willingness to deal with this unprecedented crisis and to prepare for the post-pandemic world.
He added the GCC must unite efforts to deal with the economic repercussions of the virus, which represent the biggest challenge facing the world today.