Saudi Arabia Hosts 39th GCC Summit

Published December 10th, 2018 - 09:56 GMT

Gulf leaders and officials meet in Riyadh for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit, Sunday December 9, 2018. The Summit covered the main crisis in the region such as Syria, Iraq, and Yemen conflicts.

GCC Secretary-General Dr. Abdul Latif Al-Zayani earlier stated the leaders “will discuss a number of important issues in Gulf joint action and what has been achieved in the framework of achieving Gulf integration and cooperation in the political, defense, economic and legal fields”.

 

 

 
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(From Left) Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Bahrain's King Hamad Al-Khalifa and Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum pose for a picture at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

(From Left) Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Bahrain's King Hamad Al-Khalifa and Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum pose for a picture at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) welcomes Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah (C) at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018.  Fayez Nureldine / AFP

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) welcomes Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah (C) at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is pictured speaking to an unidentified man at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is pictured speaking to an unidentified man at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

Saudi King Salman Greets Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Dubai Ruler. (Twitter)

Saudi King Salman Greets Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Dubai Ruler. (Twitter)

Oman's minister responsible for foreign affairs Yusuf bin Alawi (L) arrives at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

Oman's minister responsible for foreign affairs Yusuf bin Alawi (L) arrives at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz is pictured at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018.  Fayez Nureldine / AFP

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz is pictured at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018. Fayez Nureldine / AFP

GCC leaders attend the 39th summit in Riyadh. (Twitter)

GCC leaders attend the 39th summit in Riyadh. (Twitter)

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir speaks during a press conference at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018. AFP

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir speaks during a press conference at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018. AFP

GCC Leaders Summit in Riyadh Tackles Yemen, Syria and Iraq. (AFP/ File)

GCC Leaders Summit in Riyadh Tackles Yemen, Syria and Iraq. (AFP/ File)

(From Left) Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Bahrain's King Hamad Al-Khalifa and Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum pose for a picture at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018. Fayez Nureldine / AFP
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) welcomes Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah (C) at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018.  Fayez Nureldine / AFP
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is pictured speaking to an unidentified man at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018. Fayez Nureldine / AFP
Saudi King Salman Greets Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Dubai Ruler. (Twitter)
Oman's minister responsible for foreign affairs Yusuf bin Alawi (L) arrives at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018. Fayez Nureldine / AFP
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz is pictured at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018.  Fayez Nureldine / AFP
GCC leaders attend the 39th summit in Riyadh. (Twitter)
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir speaks during a press conference at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018. AFP
GCC Leaders Summit in Riyadh Tackles Yemen, Syria and Iraq. (AFP/ File)
(From Left) Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Bahrain's King Hamad Al-Khalifa and Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum pose for a picture at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018. Fayez Nureldine / AFP
(From Left) Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Bahrain's King Hamad Al-Khalifa and Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum pose for a picture at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018. Fayez Nureldine / AFP
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) welcomes Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah (C) at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018.  Fayez Nureldine / AFP
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) welcomes Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah (C) at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018. Fayez Nureldine / AFP
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is pictured speaking to an unidentified man at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018. Fayez Nureldine / AFP
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is pictured speaking to an unidentified man at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018. Fayez Nureldine / AFP
Saudi King Salman Greets Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Dubai Ruler. (Twitter)
Saudi King Salman Greets Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Dubai Ruler. (Twitter)
Oman's minister responsible for foreign affairs Yusuf bin Alawi (L) arrives at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018. Fayez Nureldine / AFP
Oman's minister responsible for foreign affairs Yusuf bin Alawi (L) arrives at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018. Fayez Nureldine / AFP
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz is pictured at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018.  Fayez Nureldine / AFP
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz is pictured at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018. Fayez Nureldine / AFP
GCC leaders attend the 39th summit in Riyadh. (Twitter)
GCC leaders attend the 39th summit in Riyadh. (Twitter)
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir speaks during a press conference at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018. AFP
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir speaks during a press conference at the Diriya Palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 9, 2018. AFP
GCC Leaders Summit in Riyadh Tackles Yemen, Syria and Iraq. (AFP/ File)
GCC Leaders Summit in Riyadh Tackles Yemen, Syria and Iraq. (AFP/ File)