Riyadh, January 08, 2024, In a meeting held in Riyadh, the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi, emphasized the critical need for international cooperation and unity in addressing the ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip. Albudaiwi held discussions with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, where they delved into the latest developments in regional and global affairs, placing particular emphasis on the military actions taking place in the Gaza Strip.
The discussions aimed at exploring avenues to strengthen both regional and international efforts dedicated to resolving the crisis in Gaza and bringing an end to the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in the region. The persistent Israeli attacks have raised serious concerns, necessitating a collective response to address the challenges faced by the affected population.
Moreover, the two officials discussed the upcoming regional security dialogue, scheduled for January 24, 2024, which will involve senior officials from GCC countries and the EU. They underscored the importance of this dialogue in fostering regional peace and stability, recognizing it as a crucial platform for addressing shared security concerns and promoting cooperation among the participating nations.
The meeting between Albudaiwi and Borrell highlights the significance of collaborative diplomatic efforts in addressing pressing regional issues and promoting a comprehensive approach to enhance peace and stability in the affected areas. The commitment to the upcoming security dialogue further underscores the determination to foster meaningful dialogue and cooperation between the GCC and the EU for the collective benefit of the region.