Riyadh: On behalf of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, His Highness Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers arrived in Riyadh to lead the Sultanate's delegation at the 39th GCC Summit, which is being hosted by Saudi Arabia (KSA) and due to commence its deliberations later yesterday.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of the KSA led the welcoming party for Sayyid Fahd and his accompanying delegation.
Sayyid Fahd and his accompanying delegation were also received by ministers, Saudi senior civil and military officials. Sayyid Fahd is accompanied by an official delegation comprising Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Ali bin Mas'oud Al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Sa'eedi, Minister of Legal Affairs and government officials.
Upon his arrival, Sayyid Fahd gave the following statement, "It is my honour to take part on behalf of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and lead the Sultanate's delegation at the 39th GCC Summit being held in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia and to convey greetings of His Majesty to the GCC leaders and their representatives along with best wishes of success to the Summit to achieve its prospective objectives.
The rapid regional and international developments make it very important to address them with a common vision that takes into consideration the peculiarity of the GCC experience and its good endeavours to ensure better future for the GCC peoples characterised by growth and stability.
Since establishment in 1981 till date, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has attained a number of achievements that should be maintained by enhancing joint coordination to preserve the unique status achieved by the GCC.
The Sultanate of Oman, under the leadership of His Majesty the Sultan, stressed its support for the GCC march and its constant endeavours to maintain the higher interests of the GCC states to achieve hopes of the current and future generations.
While expressing its utmost appreciation to the leadership and people of the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Sultanate appeals to Allah the Almighty to bestow further progress and prosperity to brotherly Saudi people and all GCC people".