Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired here Yesterday at Al-Dir'yah Palace the summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders and the King of Morocco.
At the outset of the summit, verses of the Holy Quran were recited.
Then, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques addressed the summit, welcoming the GCC leaders, in Saudi Arabia and welcoming, in his own name and on behalf of the leaders of the GCC member states, the King of Morocco Mohammed VI, who the GCC member states hold a great reverence for him, for his country and its fraternal people, as well, adding that this meeting is but a reflection of the special and distinct relations, binding GCC member states and Morocco.
Your Majesty, King Salman addressing the Moroccan Monarch, asserted in his name and on behalf of the GCC member states' leaders, the keenness to put their bilateral relations with Morocco, at the highest levels, in all political, economic, military and security-related aspects: "As we appreciate your fraternal country's supporting stances for the causes of our countries, recalling, with reverence its participation, in Kuwait liberation war, its initiative to take part, in the Determination Storm, Islamic Military Coalition to combat terrorism, confirming our solidarity and support of all political and security-related issues, concerning your fraternal country, atop of which the Moroccan Sahara issue and our total rejection of any act that may affect Moroccan supreme interests, King Salman stated.
Your Majesty, I would like to stress that we pay a great attention to tackle Islamic and Arab nations' issues, including the Palestinian cause and the Syrian and Libyan crises, confirming our keenness on Iraq's security and stability.
In Yemen, we are keen to find a solution, in accordance with the GCC initiative, outputs of the national dialogue and the Security Council's resolution no. (2216), hoping that the talks, in Kuwait, would achieve positive progress, in this regard.
This meeting will unify our stance, enhance our stances and promote our relations to more wider domains, to best serve the interests of our countries and peoples.
Wassalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
Then, King Mohammed VI of Morocco delivered a speech in which he expressed gratitude to Custodian of the Two Holy King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for hosting this important summit and all the leaders of the GCC countries for their participation in it.
He said, "I express my pride and appreciation for the material and moral support you provide to Morocco to complete the development of its projects and the defense of its just causes, and we've been able to put strong bases for a strategic partnership."
The Moroccan king hailed the strength of the Moroccan-Gulf partnership and pointed out that today's meeting comes to give a strong impetus to this partnership.
The king of Morocco stressed that the holding of this summit is not against any particular party, especially the allies.
He noted that "we are facing plots that target our collective security," stating that the security and stability of the Arab Gulf countries and the security of Morocco are one and the same.
He hailed support by GCC's countries for Morocco's territorial integrity.
Then, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Emir of Kuwait, delivered speech in which thanked the kingdom for hosting the meeting highlighting strength of relations between the GCC and Morocco.
Afterwards, the leaders held a closed-door session and then, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud held a dinner banquet in honor of the leaders after the conclusion of the summit.
Last Modified Date: 21/04/2016 - 7:28 AM Saudi Arabia Time