(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) RIYADH, May 25 (KUNA) -- Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Jassem Al-Budaiwi said Thursday the Council has made outstanding achievements in its blessed march towards the realization of the aspirations of the citizens of the its member countries.
"In its efforts to advance joint action, the GCC Secretariat and its affiliate organs enjoy firm support from the leaders of the GCC states," he said in a speech to a celebration marking the 42nd anniversary of the Council.
He attributed the progress towards prosperity and welfare to the wisdom of the GCC leaders who laid the foundations of the joint action and maintain the resolve to add more achievements in the political, economic, security, social and humanitarian fields in the coming years.
"The GCC has become one of the world's most influential, most coherent and most harmonious organizations," Al-Budaiwi pointed out.
Over the past four decades, the GCC proved to be able to respond appropriately to regional and international crises, and ensure safety for its citizens, he added.
Al-Budaiwi thanked the leadership and people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for their limitless support to the GCC Secretariat and the affiliate organizations. (end)
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