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GCC Secretary General Stresses Importance of Strategic Dialogue with Turkyie

Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jassim Mohammed Al-Budaiwi, met today at the headquarters of the GCC Secretariat with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkyie, Ambassador Dr. Burak Akçabar.

During the meeting, Al-Budaiwi stressed the importance of strengthening the strategic dialogue between the GCC and the Republic of Turkyie, and developing, GCC-Turkish cooperation relations in all fields in a way that contributes to serving common interests. This dialogue is part of implementing the framework agreement on economic and technical cooperation signed between the GCC and Turkyie in 2005 and the memorandum of understanding(MoU) for the Strategic Dialogue between them, signed in 2008.

The current international situation and the main challenges and crises in the regional and international arenas were also discussed. It was agreed to intensify the meetings of the joint technical teams that were formed under the framework of the joint action plan between the GCC and Turkyie.

Al-Budaiwi stated that the GCC and Turkyie are looking forward to setting a date for the sixth joint ministerial meeting of the strategic dialogue between the two sides, which will be held at the level of foreign ministers, referring to the decision of the Gulf Ministerial Council at its 155th session on the resumption of the GCC-Turkish dialogue and holding of a joint meeting.

The Assistant Secretary for Political Affairs and Negotiations at the GCC General Secretariat, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Uwaishek attended the meeting.

Source: Saudi Press Agency