Gulf Unified Military Command Headquarters in Saudi Arabia
Agreement signed for the stablishment of the unified military command of the GCC states in Saudi.
Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, GCC Secretary General, signed in Riyadh on Monday, the GCC Unified Military Command Headquarters Agreement.
This agreement came as a result of the decision issued by the 34th Session of the Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Arab States held in the State of Kuwait in 2013, which included an establishment of the unified military command of the GCC states, as well as the decisions approved by the GCC Defence Ministers in the 12th Session held in the Kingdom of Bahrain in 2013, which included an establishment of the headquarters of the unified military command.
This agreement seeks to reach cooperation and coordination in the fields of security and defence, to maintain stability in the GCC states, and to achieve self-defense based on the principle of collective security.
According to Saudi Press Agency, SPA, the signing ceremony was attended by Commander of GCC Unified Military Command Eid bin Awadh Al Shalawi and GCC Assistant Secretary General for Military Affairs Ahmed Ali Hamid Al Ali.
Prince Faisal welcomed the step of signing an agreement of the GCC unified military command, which reflects the Kingdom’s support of the GCC joint action and facilitates the task of the unified military command where the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was keen to complete its requirements within framework of his vision to move the GCC joint action from a phase of cooperation to integration.
The GCC Secretary General hailed the launch of the work of the unified military command from Riyadh and the care it received from the GCC leaders, along with the Joint Defence Council, considering it as an important military system in consolidating defence cooperation and integration among the member states, wishing for their leadership and employees steady progress and success.
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