Scandinavian states boost GCC ties

Scandinavian states boost GCC ties
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) secretary general Abdullatif al-Zayani arrives at the opening of the opening of "Riyadh Conference for Saving Yemen and Building Federal State" in the Saudi capital Riyadh, on May 17, 2015. (AFP)
Updated 15 December 2018

Scandinavian states boost GCC ties

Scandinavian states boost GCC ties
  • The GCC has reached important achievements, which have contributed to making the Gulf region an oasis of stability

JEDDAH: Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, secretary-general of the GCC, recently received ambassadors from Scandinavian countries to Saudi Arabia.
They included Swedish Ambassador Yan Knottson, Norwegian Ambassador Owefend Stoka, Denmark Ambassador Ole Emil Moesby, and Finland Chargé d’affaires Ase Retali.
They discussed aspects of joint cooperation with the GCC and the latest regional and international developments. The talks followed last week’s GCC Summit in Riyadh.
The GCC has reached important achievements, which have contributed to making the Gulf region an oasis of stability.


Cabinet reaffirms Saudi commitment to Yemen security, development

Updated 02 December 2020

Cabinet reaffirms Saudi commitment to Yemen security, development

Cabinet reaffirms Saudi commitment to Yemen security, development

NEOM: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday reaffirmed its keenness on achieving security and development for the people of Yemen.
The Cabinet urged moving forward to implement the Riyadh Agreement to promote peace and stability, through a a comprehensive political solution.
The Cabinet also addressed the recently announced Digital Cooperation Organization, which sees Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait and Pakistan participating in the initiative.
The agreement aims to strengthen cooperation across all innovation-driven areas and accelerate the growth of the digital economy.
The ministers also reviewed efforts to uproot corruption in the Kingdom, highlighting an agreement co-signed by the Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime to carry out the Riyadh Initiative, aiming at consolidating international cooperation among law-enforcing agencies relating to fighting corruption.
At the session, which was chaired virtually by King Salman because of the pandemic, the Kingdom reiterated its denunciation of the terrorist attack that targeted civilians in Nigeria. The attack, near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, left over 40 people dead over the weekend.
The Cabinet reaffirmed the Kingdom’s stand along the side of Nigeria against such heinous acts which target lives of the innocents and destabilize security and stability, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday.
The government also authorized the interior minister to sign a MoU with the UK’s Home Office on cooperation in the field of civil defense and civil protection.
The Cabinet also authorized the Board of Directors of the Communications and Information Technology Commission to hold public auctions for the frequency spectrum for commercial purposes.
The ministers also approved the Juvenile Law and the Chambers of Commerce Law.