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  The GCC and United States of America discuss Means to implement the Strategic Partnership

GCC- Riyadh

The Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Negotiations, Dr. Abdulaziz Hamad Al-Owaishek, met on Sunday, 9 February 2020, at the GCC headquarters in Riyadh with a delegation from the United States Embassy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The meeting discussed the implementation of the strategic partnership between the GCC and the United States of America, and the dates for holding joint working groups during the year 2020, where the American side stressed the United States' keenness to strengthen this partnership. The American side also informed the General Secretariat of the latest developments related to the strategic alliance for the Middle East and the US policy in the region.

The two sides also discussed activities related to the implementation of the framework agreement for trade, economic, investment and technical cooperation between the GCC and the United States of America, especially with regard to the 4th dialogue on trade and investment to be held during the year 2020, and increased rates of investment and trade between the two sides.