Today, Tuesday, the Saudi capital, Riyadh, hosts the 42nd Gulf Summit.
According to the official Saudi “Al-Ikhbariya” satellite channel, the summit “comes in light of a region witnessing changes, political entitlements, and urgent files, most notably the Iranian nuclear file, which is open to all possibilities.”
In a related context, Nayef Al-Hajraf, Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), announced the establishment of the Council Summit No. 42 in Riyadh, headed by Saudi Arabia.
Al-Hajraf said that the foreign ministers the member-states of the GCC expressed their great happiness at the convening of the forty-second Gulf summit of the leaders of the GCC, and they discussed the topics on the agenda.”
The official Saudi satellite channel did not address the level of attendance or the agenda of the upcoming summit.
However, the official news agencies of both Kuwait and Oman reported that Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq will not appear at the upcoming summit.
According to the official Kuwait News Agency (KUNA): “Kuwaiti Crown Prince Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber is heading his country’s delegation to the Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Riyadh.”
The Oman News Agency said that Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for Cabinet Affairs, will head the Sultanate of Oman’s delegation to the 42nd summit.
On its part, the News Agency of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced that Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, headed the country’s delegation to the meeting of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf.
Also, the official Qatari news agency, reported that the Emir of the country, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, will participate in the summit.
According to the Bahrain News Agency, the country’s King Hamad bin Isa is heading the country’s delegation that will participate in the Gulf summit.