The world’s answers to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have demonstrated what can be achieved when the global community works together. During the presidential term of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the G20 states managed to accomplish unprecedented achievements in this area. Responding to the pandemic and its effects requires robust GCC coordination, particularly in the following areas:Read more
The 41st annual summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council
About the 41st GCC Summit
This is the press center for 41st Summit of The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) that took place in Saudi Arabia on 5 January 2021. The summit was chaired by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Click here for 42nd Summit taking place on December 14, 2021.
Since its formation in 1981, and in accordance with its charter, the GCC has held an annual meeting of the Supreme Council to discuss coordination, integration, and interconnection between the Member States in all fields including economic affairs, commerce, education, and culture for the good of their peoples.
Preparatory Meetings for the 41st Summit commenced on 23 December 2020 and the summit concluded on 5 January 2021.
Summit Coordination Committee Meeting
GCC Ministerial Council Meeting
GCC Supreme Council Meeting
5 January 2021, Al Ula, KSA: The General Secretariat of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) announced today the conclusion of the 41st GCC Summit, in the city of Al-Ula, Northwest of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Summit was chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and attended by their Highnesses and Majesties leaders of the six member states and H.E. Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf, GCC Secretary General.Read more
GCC Secretary General welcomes the opening of air, sea, and land borders between Saudi Arabia and Qatar
“Earlier today the Kuwait Foreign Affairs Minister Mr. Ahmad Nasser Al Mohammad Al Sabah announced that the air, sea, and land borders between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the State of Qatar will re-open as of this evening. The announcement came after a call by The Amir of Kuwait H.H. Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah with his brothers the HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Amir of Qatar, and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”Read more