The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired in Riyadh today the summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders with the attendance of King Mohammed VI of Morocco.
The final communique highlighted the summit's promotion of the strategic partnership of cooperation between Morocco and the GCC.
The leaders expressed their commitment to collective defense of the security of their countries and their stability, and respect for countries' sovereignty, territorial integrity and national constants, and rejection of any attempt aimed at undermining security and stability, and the dissemination of separatism and segregation to redraw the map of nations or splitting them, which threatens regional and international security and peace.
The summit also stressed that Morocco and the GCC's countries constitute a strategic unified bloc, as what affects the security of any one of them affects the security of the other countries.
The leaders also reiterated their condemnation of extremism and terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and called for the coordination of regional and international efforts to counter terrorism and its eradication and the elimination of its causes, stressing the importance of the Islamic military alliance to fight terrorism in supporting these efforts.
The summit formed an appropriate occasion to discuss laying the foundations for broader cooperation between the GCC and Morocco and African countries south of the Sahara, so as to promote security and stability and preserve common interests.
The GCC leader’s summit was attended by King of Morocco Mohammed VI; King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa; Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Emir of Kuwait; Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar; Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi; and Sayed Fahd bin Mahmud Al-Saied, Omani Deputy Premier for the Cabinet Affairs.
Following their meeting, King Salman hosted a dinner in honor of the leaders.