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Minister for the Middle East statement on the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Kuwait

Alistair Burt welcomes the Summit, and urges GCC partners to take further steps towards resuming full cooperation.


The 38th Summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was hosted by Kuwait on 5th December 2017.

Commenting on the Summit, Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt said:

The UK and GCC are close partners on a range of issues, and we welcome the attendance by all GCC member states at the Summit hosted by Kuwait this week.

Unity amongst GCC members is important for the Gulf’s stability and security. We urge our GCC partners to build on the Summit and take further steps towards resuming full cooperation.

I pay tribute to the Amir of Kuwait for hosting the Summit. The UK fully supports his continued mediation efforts towards a resolution of differences between GCC member states.

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Published 6 December 2017