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  The 20th Meeting of the GCC Ministerial Committee of Following up the Implementation of the GCC Joint Work Decisions

GCC- Riyadh
The GCC Ministerial Committee of Following-up on the Implementation of the GCC Joint Work Decisions held via visual communication the 20th meeting on Monday, 20 July 2020. The meeting chaired by HE Mohammad Abdulla Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, with the participation of His Excellency Dr. Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf, Secretary General of the Gulf  Cooperation Council. 
In his opening speech, HE Mohammad Abdulla Al Gergawi, Chairman of the meeting emphasized the important and effective role of the Committee in following up the implementation of the decisions of the GCC Supreme Council.  Achieving the visions the GCC States leaders seek to move forward towards strengthening cooperation and existing joint work Among the GCC states. Wishing health and well-being to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud f, as well as a speedy recovery for His Highness the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.
His Excellency expressed his thanks and appreciation for the efforts made by the GCC Secretary General and the General Secretariat for the success of the Committee, and thanked the previous efforts of the former Secretary General Dr. Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al-Zayani. Congratulating HE Dr. Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf on his appointment as the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, wishing him all success.
In his speech, Dr. Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf, affirmed that the wise and good directives of their Majesties and Highnesses, the leaders of the GCC  states, and their keenness to expedite the issuance of the legislative tools necessary to implement joint work decisions within one year, requires us to work in this committee. Which is the cornerstone for implementing the decisions of the Supreme Council, to achieve the aspirations of the GCC citizens and their hopes for more interdependence and integration.
His Excellency also congratulated the United Arab Emirates on the successful launch of the Hope Probe, wishing it success in its mission to explore Mars.
The meeting addressed the importance of introducing the GCC citizen to the decisions of joint work and the decisions of the Gulf common market, and for the General Secretariat to continue to hold the introductory workshops for the decisions of joint work in several areas.
During the meeting, they stressed the importance of the efforts carried out by the GCC Statistical Center of practical field studies, and the importance of coordination between the Center and the national statistical agencies in the GCC states to implement the statistical survey to measure the extent of implementation of the GCC joint work on the ground.
The meeting concluded that it is important for the member states and the General Secretariat to follow up continuously the implementation of the decisions of the Supreme Council, through the issuance of legislative and national tools to overcome the obstacles that may hinder their implementation. Which are in the interest of the GCC citizen, and increase the level of integration and interdependence between member states.