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AL-JARALLAH TOUTS SUCCESS OF US-GCC AND GCC-MOROCCO SUMMITS

KUWAIT, — Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah on Friday underscored the success of the US-GCC and GCC-Morocco summits in dealing with vital issues of common concern.

The US-GCC summit was “successful and constructive,” and covered a gamut of issues, among them military, investment, and economic ones, Al-Jarallah told KUNA.

The summit also focused on the issue of terrorism, especially vis-? -vis the so-called Daesh, he said, noting that both sides pledged fighting all kinds of terrorism no matter where they occur.

Further, the two sides favored dialoguing with Iran as long as “it is based on non-interference in other’s domestic affairs and respect for sovereignty and adherence to principles of good neighborliness, all of which have been codified in the UN Charter,” said Al-Jarallah.

Resumption of dialoguing with Iran should be prefaced by Iran taking concrete steps ensuring its adherence to the essentialities of non-interference in other’s domestic affairs, respect for sovereignty and abidance to principles of good neighborliness, he said, stressing that these idea were agreed on at the summit.

The Syrian crisis was discussed at the summit, with the emphasis on a peaceful, political solution based, among other criteria, on the final communique of Geneva I conference, said Al-Jarallah, noting that the summit urged taking into consideration the plight of Syrian refugees.

Regarding the situation in Iraq, the US-GCC summit reiterated its support of the Iraqi government in its struggle against (Daesh) and expressed satisfaction with the government’s progress in that fight, said Al-Jarallah, stressing the summit’s backing of a national reconciliation among all strata of the Iraqi people.

As for the GCC-Morocco summit, Al-Jarallah said it was a positive meeting between leaders of the GCC countries and Morocco’s King Mohammad VI, which came as an affirmation of the economic partnership involving both sides, one that was launched back in 2012.

The summit reviewed a comprehensive account given by the GCC Secretary General Dr. Abdullatif Al-Zayani regarding this partnership, noting both sides’ agreement on numerous regional and international issues, among them the GCC support of Morocco on the issue of the Western Sahara conflict, said Al-Jarallah.

The US-GCC summit — which brought together GCC leaders, including His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and US President Barack Obama — concluded yesterday in Riyadh, affirming in its final communique the partnership between both sides.

On the other hand, the GCC-Morocco summit took place in Riyadh last Wednesday and brought together GCC leaders, including His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and Morocco’s King Mohammad VI. It also affirmed the exceptional relationship and partnership between both sides.

Source: Name News Network

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