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

  • 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.


G20 ministers discuss preserving environment

Saudi Minister of Environment, Water, and Agriculture Abdulrahman Al-Fadley. (Photo/MEWA/Twitter)
Updated 19 September 2020

G20 ministers discuss preserving environment

  • Ministers discussed methods to reduce land degradation and conserve biodiversity

RIYADH: Tackling land degradation and habitat loss, and conserving coral reefs were among the items discussed at a meeting of G20 environment ministers.
The aim of the gathering was to strengthen policy cooperation toward safeguarding the planet’s ecosystems and biodiversity, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday.
During the meeting, chaired by Saudi Minister of Environment, Water, and Agriculture Abdulrahman Al-Fadley, ministers focused on land and marine environment-related issues and the conservation of natural resources.
They also discussed methods to reduce land degradation and conserve biodiversity.