UAE to host GCC summit in 2019


DUBAI: The 40thsession of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit will be held in the UAE, state-run WAM reported.

The announcement was made in Riyadh, where the 39thGCC summit was hosted on Sunday.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, represented the UAE in the summit, which was chaired by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

King Salman welcomed leaders and heads of delegations from the six GCC countries, including the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar.

In the summit, the GCC leaders discussed several regional developments including efforts to strengthen strategic, economic, cultural, political and security cooperation between the GCC member states and the international community.

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