H.H. Amir touts positive steps to forget the past

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Sabah Tuesday voiced satisfaction with the positive and constructive steps taken so far in the context of efforts to forget the past. Addressing the GCC gathering in Riyadh, His Highness the Amir said that the 40th GCC session, held in a favorable atmosphere, reflects resolve to adopt unified positions and commitment to Gulf unity.

He voiced optimism that today’s meeting would come up with resolutions and recommendations that could undoubtedly contribute to promoting the Gulf march and fulfilling the ambitions. He stressed that the recent Gulf sports event in Qatar and today’s event are clear-cut signs of common determination to ensure Gulf unity and maintain gains and accomplishments.

In this context, His Highness the Amir congratulated Bahrain on winning the 24th Gulf Cup, wishing it more progress and success. His Highness the Amir added that he has always called for addressing recent threats to regional security and stability in a calm and wise mode and through dialogue. “Due to this escalation, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been hit by dreadful attacks which we condemned and denounced. We have also voiced support to our brothers in defending their security and stability,” he said. He cited Saudi Arabia’s G20 presidency, the UAE’s hosting of Expo 2020 and Qatar’s organizing of the World Cup 2022 as a source of pride to the Gulf people, and a sign of world appreciation to and confidence in the GCC countries.

At the Arab level, His Highness the Amir said: “We took note of the agreement signed by the Yemeni government and Transitional Council under the sponsorship and with the praiseworthy effort of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

He hailed the Riyadh agreement as a gateway to the aspired peace process in Yemen. Concerning Iraq, Lebanon, Libya and Algeria, His Highness the Amir hoped that they would overcome their current difficult and painful circumstances and restore security and stability. He also congratulated the Tunisian people on their recent successful presidential elections, voicing heartfelt greetings to President Kais Saied. His Highness the Amir concluded his speech by thanking the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for organizing the gathering and for the good reception and hospitality.