Riyadh, Dec 10 (ONA) --- The GCC leaders began deliberations of the 40th GCC Summit in Al Diriyah Palace in Riyadh today.
The Sultanate's delegation is led on behalf of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, by Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al-Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers.
The GCC leaders discusses a range of important topics to enhance the march of cooperation and integrity among the member states in various political, defence, security, economic and social fields, in addition to addressing the regional and international political developments, as well as the security situations in the region.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia expressed his thanks and gratitude to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said for his efforts in the success of Council's deliberations during the previous session.
At his opening speech, King Salman affirmed that the Council, since its establishment, managed to bypass the crises experienced by the region. He pointed out that the region witnesses situations and challenges that require collaboration of efforts to face them.