One day after their meeting in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, the GCC member states and the US revealed in a joint statement on Thursday the agreements on a wide range of issues.
The conference was attended by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and foreign ministers from GCC nations, including Prince Faisal bin Farhan, the Kingdom’s minister of foreign affairs.
The participants reaffirmed their commitment to enhancing dialogue, coordination, and collaboration in many domains by building on the successes of earlier ministerial gatherings and the Jeddah summit, which was held in July 2022.
The participating parties also emphasized the ambitious and growing strategic alliances between the US, the GCC, and other nations, stressing that these alliances are meant to further stability, integration, and economic success in the Middle East.
According to the statement, the ministers concurred that infrastructure investments are crucial for boosting interconnection and regional integration and fostering stability and prosperity.
The parties “underscored the importance of upholding navigational rights and freedoms and of collective efforts to address threats to the security of vessels traveling through the region’s waterways.”
The ministers welcomed the ministerial conference of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS held in Riyadh on Thursday. They emphasized the significance of battling terrorism and violent extremism globally.