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  HE GCCSG : The 33rd Arab Summit, Hosted by the Kingdom of Bahrain, Is of Great Importance Given the Unprecedented Crises and Developments the Region Is Going Through, Especially the Catastrophic Conditions in Gaza

General Secretariat – Manama
His Excellency Mr Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), said that the 33rd Arab Summit, hosted by the Kingdom of Bahrain, is of great importance given the unprecedented crises and developments the region is going through, especially the catastrophic conditions in Gaza, in addition to discussing many Arab issues. 

This came during the participation of HE the Secretary General in the 33rd regular session of the Council of the League of Arab States at the summit level, chaired by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, on Thursday (May 16, 2024) in the Bahraini capital, Manama, with the participation of a number of leaders and representatives of Arab countries.

HE the Secretary General began his his statement by offering the highest verses of thanks and appreciation to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, for the efforts, capabilities, full support, and necessary facilitation provided by the Kingdom of Bahrain to host and organise the Arab Summit in a manner that will contribute to achieving positive results and outcomes at this summit.

Furthermore, His Excellency also expressed his confident aspirations that the 33rd Arab Summit would contribute to developing and strengthening Arab relations, increasing solidarity \among them to confront the security and stability challenges, and enhancing joint Arab collective action and cooperation in all fields.

HE the Secretary General stated that this summit is being held in light of the irresponsible Israeli attacks and violations against the Palestinian people and the Gaza Strip in particular, which requires all of us to work together to urge the international community with all its countries, institutions and organisations to stop the serious violations and the ongoing Israeli military escalation in the Gaza Strip.

In conclusion of his statement, HE the Secretary General stressed the fixed stance of the GCC countries towards the Palestinian cause as it is the first cause of Arabs and Muslims, and supported the establishment of an independent Palestinian state within the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital.