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British PM asserts importance of GCC unity

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday London wished to see the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) restoring its unity, because “Gulf security is our security.” May, in a statement following her meeting with Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim Al-Thani, said they have discussed security and regional issues of mutual interest, particularly the Gulf crisis and importance of addressing what she considered Russia’s destabilizing activities.

May welcomed Qatar’s 2018 five billion pounds (USD 6.65 billion) investment commitment already allocated for projects in Britain.

They agreed a shared desire to see investment flows both ways continuing to grow, noting the significant commercial opportunities on offer for both countries across a wide range of sectors, she said.

May also welcomed Qatar’s commitment to continue to invest not just in London but across the country.

They discussed cooperation in counter-terrorism and terrorism finance, May added.

The Prime Minister said they discussed how Britain could continue to support Qatar to deliver a safe and successful World Cup 2022, citing “our particular expertise in this area.”

Source: Kuwait News Agency