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GCC Council of Ministers renews its commitment to support stability
and security of Bahrain
The Council of Ministers of the Cooperation Council for Gulf Arab States renewed its commitment to support stability and security of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and supported the wise steps taken by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, to restore security and stability of the country.
It praised the elections to be held late this month, which would
contribute in promoting and strengthening the process of reform
and progress. It also hailed the positive results of the national
dialogue and the initiative of His Majesty to form the independent
fact-finding commission to uncover the truth of what happened
in the Kingdom recently.
This came in the 120th session of the Ministerial Council,
which was held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and attended by H.E.
Shaikh Khalid, bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, the Minister
of Foreign Affairs.
The Council also expressed appreciation for the patronage of
His Majesty the King for the first GCC Olympic tournament.
The Council also praised the efforts of the Kingdom of Bahrain
for hosting this sporting event.
The Council in its final statement expressed its deep concern
over the continuation of provocative statements of Iranian
officials and media aimed at a number of the Council's members,
which is regarded as a breach of the rules of good neighbourliness
and the principles of the United Nations Charter and the Organization
of Islamic Cooperation, calling on Iran to stop these statements
and media campaigns that do not serve improve the relations
between the two sides, or achieve security and stability in
This meeting addressed the issues of the joint GCC action,
developments on the regional and international arenas, notably
the situation in Yemen, Syria, and Libya, the latest developments
in the Palestinian territories, Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan, Somalia
and the Iranian nuclear file.
The Council held a joint meeting with representatives of the
Council's Supreme Advisory Board, where they discussed the
Board's recommendations on the harmonization of the efforts
of the Council Member States in the field of translation and
Arabization, and foster interest in the Arabic language, as
well as the issue of global warming and climate change and
development of alternative energy sources.
In a joint meeting with the foreign ministers of Jordan and
Morocco, the GCC's foreign ministers reviewed the results of
the 13th Consultative Meeting of their Majesties and Highnesses
the leaders of the Council held in Riyadh last May, on the
subject of the admission of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
and the Kingdom of Morocco to the membership of the Cooperation
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