GCC Summit in Bahrain to focus on Syria, economic unity

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MANAMA, Dec. 23 (PNA/Xinhua) — Bahrain is gearing up to host the 33rd Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) Summit, which will focus on the Syrian crisis, military cooperation and economic unity.

Chaired by Bahrains’ King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, the two-day meeting starting Tuesday will also be attended by top GCC government ministers.

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa told Qatari daily Al-Sharq that the summit would cover several areas including military cooperation, environmental protection and accelerating the steps leading to the economic unity. The situation in Syria will also be the main topic.

The Bahraini minister said that the GCC countries must complete all defensive and preventive measures against any threat, whether it was from military or environment.

The minister underlined that economic integration would receive great attention, and that the GCC countries must strive to form an integrated economic unit, which was the basis for the real unity in the future. (PNA/Xinhua)




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