Foreign Minister participates in GCC – Russian joint ministerial meeting

Manama: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, participated in the joint ministerial meeting between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Russian Federation.


Held virtually today on the sidelines of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, the meeting was chaired by Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash, the UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, as UAE presides over the current GCC session, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Mr. Sergey Lavrov.


Also participating were the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman, Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud Al Busaidi, Representatives of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, and the GCC Secretary-General, Dr. Nayef bin Falah Al-Hajraf.


Dr Zayani emphasised the great importance of this meeting for the GCC-Russian relations and its direct impact on the security and stability of the region and stressed the joint keenness to holding hold this meeting despite the current circumstances and the repercussions of the Coronavirus crisis reflects common desire for joint action and mutual belief in the importance of dialogue for the present and future of all sides.


He praised the constructive role of the Russian Federation at the regional and international levels and its continuous efforts to maintain security and stability and reinforce peace in the region.


During the meeting, they reviewed ways to strengthen and deepen the existing relations of cooperation and friendship and to advance ties to broader horizons at all levels, in order to meet the aspirations of both sides and achieve common interests.


Views were also exchanged on the most important regional and international issues of common concern as well as on developments in the region.


Source: Bahrain News Agency