Manama: His Highness Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers took part in the 37th GCC Leaders’ Summit in Manama yesterday.
Sayyid Fahd is leading the Sultanate’s delegation, on behalf of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
The GCC leaders discussed several political, security and economic issues that would enhance the march of cooperation and integration among the GCC states for the welfare and prosperity of people of the region.
They also discussed the recommendations of various Ministerial Committees, the GCC Consultative Authority and the GCC Secretariat General.
His Majesty King Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa of Bahrain led the welcoming party for Sayyid Fahd on his arrival at Al Sakhir Air Base in Bahrain.
Sayyid Fahd was also received by Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister, Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain and others.
Upon his arrival, Sayyid Fahd gave a press statement, which reads as follows: “It gives me an honour to take part, on behalf of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, to lead the Sultanate’s delegation at the 37th GCC Leaders Summit, which is being held in Bahrain, and convey greetings of His Majesty to the GCC Leaders and their representatives, along with best wishes of success for the conference to achieve the prospective goals.
“The GCC march has witnessed over the past decades positive achievements in several domains, thanks to the wisdom of the GCC Leaders in enhancing mechanisms of the joint action for the interest of all citizens.
“The GCC states have accorded more attention to all development areas, the foremost of which is human development whose pillar is the GCC youth in a bid to encourage their positive participations in several tracks, invest their innovative capacities, as well as their visions to effectively contribute in continuing the march of growth and prosperity.Cooperation
“The approach to further develop fields of economic cooperation and activating them is a leading step for upgrading mechanisms of joint action, enhancing the GCC relations with the international groups due to their positive returns on rates of growth for the interest of citizens in this promising region.
“The Sultanate, its leadership and people renew their full support for the success of all efforts targeting the support of the GCC march to achieve ambitions of present and successive generations, praying to Allah the Almighty to grant these meetings success to realize joint supreme interests.
“ While the Sultanate expresses with gratitude its utmost appreciation to Bahrain for its wise leadership, it hails its good endeavors in supporting the GCC understanding and cooperation, praying to the Almighty to bestow further progress and welfare on the Bahraini people and all GCC people.”
Sayyid Fahd is accompanied by an official delegation comprising Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhi, Minister of Oil and Gas, Dr. Fu’ad bin Ja’afar Al Sagwani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and government officials.