Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region, patronized the Festivity held here this evening by the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Member States, on the occasion of its founding 30 years ago.
Upon arrival at the headquarters of the GCC Secretariat General in Riyadh where the ceremony held, Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz was received by the GCC Secretary General Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani and the assistant secretaries.
Addressing the gathering, Al-Zayani expressed happiness over the patronage of Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz of this occasion. He forwarded congratulations to the leaders of the GCC member states on the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the group, wishing them continuous health and success.
He said 'We are in fact today celebrating the sincere effort and serious work that was exerted to keep this entity surviving as a guardian of security and stability in the region'.
He pointed that the Secretariat General has, as per the order of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, granted two-month salary to the Saudi personnel working in the Secretariat General.
Deputizing the former Secretaries General of the GCC, Abdullah Yaqub Busharah, the first who assumed that office, expressed thanks to Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region, for patronizing this occasion. He said the GCC would have not reached this climax without its being hosted by Saudi Arabia, the care of the Kingdom's successive leaders and the support of other GCC leaders.
Then Prince Salman gave away the memorial gifts to those honored.
The ceremony was attended by Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, President of the General Commission for Tourism and Antiquities; Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Assistant Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources; Prince Saud bin Salman bin Abdulaziz; Prince Bandar bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, a number of diplomatic corps accredited to the Kingdom; and a number of civil and military officials.