2007 News Story

GCC welcomes appointment of Tony Blair as Middle East envoy

The Secretary-General of the Riyadh-based Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Abdulrahman Al-Attiyah, today welcomed the appointment of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair as a special envoy of the Quartet to the Middle East. 


Al-Attiyah expressed the hope that Blair’s appointment would contribute to a revival of regional and international efforts to achieve peace in the Middle East within the framework the Arab Peace Initiative and United Nations resolutions.

The Quartet consists of the United States, Russia, the European Union, and the United Nations.