Kuwait plans to hold GCC conference despite crisis


Kuwait: Kuwaiti government has decided to hold 2018 Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) conference on January 8 and 9 scheduled to bring together parliament speakers from Gulf region.

Reports stated that recently Turkey sent new soldiers to Qatar and they have landed at a military base in Doha.

According to the Qatar’s Defense Ministry on December 28, 2017 , “The soldiers will join another group which previously arrived at Tariq bin Ziyad military base in the Gulf state.”

“The GCC’s work will not be frozen or disrupted,” Khaled al-Jarallah, the deputy foreign minister said.

Previously earlier following year, Saudi Arabia and its allies cut diplomatic ties with Qatar through an air, sea and land blockade, even they deported 10,000 camels back to Qatar.

After that Qatari Emir concluded West Africa and then recently on Monday, UAE Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani concluded his trip around West Africa to Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, and Ghana.

The Emir of UAE tweeted, “In Ghana, we have laid down the basis for a broader partnership, along with HE President Nana Akufo-Addo, paving the way to important bilateral projects in vital areas such as air transport, sport and food security.”

Due to diplomatic cut ties affected Qatari stock exchange by lowering index down to 18 percent in the year 2017 and they even participate in the World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships hosted by Saudi Arabia in Riyadh from December 26-30.

According to the Qatar Chess Federation, “Their top national team will not compete in the tournament, because the organizers demanded that the players not display the Qatari flag at any stage during the competition.”

Kuwait’s Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled al-Roudhan signed the most important sign of success for GCC member states.














Reporter: Syeda Faiza Bukhari

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