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  HE GCCSG: There Is an Urgent Need for the International Community to Move to End the Crisis in the Gaza Strip and Stop the Dangerous Israeli Aggression, Which Has Exceeded and Violated All International Charters, Treaties and Agreements

General Secretariat - Riyadh
His Excellency Mr Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), stressed the need for the international community to move to end the crisis in the Gaza Strip and stop the dangerous Israeli aggression, which has exceeded and violated all international charters, treaties and agreements.

This came during the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) strategic conversation with HE the Secretary General, in the presence of His Excellency Mr  Luigi di Maio, European Union (EU) Special Representative for the Gulf Region, and the participation of a number of European officials and senior specialists in international relations at the ECFR, on Wednesday (April 3, 2024) via audiovisual call. The conversation included discussing the current situation in the Gaza Strip, and the future of Gulf-European relations in light of the current geopolitical challenges.

During his speech, HE the Secretary General stressed that the dangerous conditions in the Gaza Strip and its outcome have led to the expansion of instability in the region and the world, and its repercussions have had unprecedented negative effects, which requires all of us to cooperate, join hands, and collectively work to stop this crisis. At the same time, His Excellency also underscored the c racial need to provide urgent humanitarian and relief support to the affected Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

His Excellency praised the progress made in Gulf-European relations at all fronts, emphasising the importance of enhancing dialogue and cooperation between the GCC states and the EU to address common challenges and support stability in the region. 

He further highlighted the numerous promising opportunities to establish a strong strategic partnership by bolstering Gulf-European relations, mentioning that ongoing discussions and dialogues would facilitate the exchange of views and promote mutual understanding of collaborative efforts to achieve security and stability, ultimately contributing to the development of relations between the Cooperation Council and the Union.