2003 News Story

GCC interior ministers conclude meeting in Doha

The interior ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) concluded their fourth consultative meeting today and issued a statement urging additional steps to enhance security cooperation and expressing concern over the repercussions of the war launched against Iraq as well as the chaotic state prevailing in that country. The statement stressed implementation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, and facilitation of Iraqis managing their own affairs as soon as possible. International and humanitarian organizations, notably the United Nations, must take responsibility for Iraq's security and stability, the unity of its territories and the preservation of its heritage. The interior ministers confirmed that the GCC states are ready give support to the Iraqi people to end their ordeal, and reiterated their stand against all forms of terrorism.