Doha - SPA
Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense arrived in Doha today to head the delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia participating in the thirty-fifth session of the GCC Supreme Council to be held in the State of Qatar, on behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
The Crown Prince was received at Hamad International Airport by Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad
Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Personal
Representative of the Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani,
the Deputy Emir, and a number of ministers and officials.
The official delegation accompanying the Crown Prince included Prince Abdulaziz bin
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; Prince Mohammed bin Salman
bin Abdulaziz, Minister of State, Cabinet's Member and Chief of Crown Prince's Court and
Special Adviser; Minister of State and Cabinet's Member Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-
Aiban; and Minister of Finance Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf.
The Crown Prince was accompanied by a number of officials.
In an arrival statement, the Crown Prince said:
"I am pleased to come to the sisterly State of Qatar to participate in the thirty-fifth
session of the GCC Supreme Council with the leaders of this blessed Council and convey
to them the greetings and best wishes of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud; I am honored to represent him in this meeting.
I pray to Allah Almighty to crown our efforts and deliberations with all success
commensurate with the current critical phase in the history of our distinguished Council
and the extremely dangerous conditions and challenges that surround our countries in
order to ensure solidarity and unity of the GCC countries for performing their duties to
protect the gains and achievements of the peoples of the GCC states, our homelands and
the interests of our peoples.
I express my thanks and appreciation to the Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin
Hamad Al Thani and the people of Qatar for the warm welcome and care accorded to us. "