GCC-Turkey Ministerial Council concludes in Istanbul

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GCC-Turkey Ministerial Council

GCC-Turkey Ministerial Council(Istanbul) – The Turkey-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) High Level Strategic Dialogue Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Istanbul has been concluded. Foreign Minister of the UAE, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan represented the state at the meeting.
During the meeting, Turkey and the Gulf Cooperation Council (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Oman) discussed ways to advance their cooperation and relations. The Ministers also decided to hold the 5th Turkey-GCC High Level Strategic Dialogue- Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bahrain and a forum for businessmen on 6 February in Turkey.
In remarks at a joint press conference with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the setting up of a committee on strategic dialogue between Turkey and the GCC is a sound decision and the two sides will continue to advance relations in many areas including the construction of a high-speed railway between Turkey and the Gulf.
Davutoglu also said Turkey and GCC countries support the Arab League’s efforts in Syria and hoped the Syrian government would implement Arab League proposals.