GCC Secretary General Albudaiwi discusses with NATO's Assistant Secretary General Ruge
Manama, November 18, 2023, Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi, the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), held discussions with Ambassador Boris Ruge, Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy at NATO. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 19th IISS Manama Dialogue, providing a platform for the two officials to delve into regional and international developments.
During their talks, Albudaiwi and Ambassador Ruge explored the various challenges confronting the world that pose threats to both regional and international security and stability. They exchanged perspectives on the imperative to bolster stability in the region and safeguard global peace and security. Additionally, the officials addressed the latest developments in both regional and international arenas, covering topics of shared concern.
A focal point of the discussions was the dire situation in the Gaza Strip, with the two officials underscoring the implications of ongoing Israeli violations against the Palestinian people. They emphasized the pressing need for a ceasefire and advocated for humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip. The exchange highlighted the shared commitment of the GCC and NATO to addressing critical issues affecting the region and contributing to efforts aimed at fostering stability, peace, and security on the international stage.