The US and Gulf Cooperation Council countries released a joint statement on Saturday following the meeting of GCC leaders with US President Joe Biden in Jeddah.
The GCC leaders highlighted the historic partnership with the US and reaffirmed their keenness to build on the achievements of Saturday’s summit and previous summits to strengthen cooperation in all fields.
During the meeting which addressed global challenges and regional affairs, the leaders reaffirmed their commitment to guarantee the region’s security and stability and voiced their support of all diplomatic efforts which aim to reduce regional tensions.
They also discussed strengthening their regional cooperation on the levels of security, intelligence and defence and boosting their efforts to guarantee the safety of naval passages.
They also voiced their support for efforts which guarantee that the Gulf remains free of mass destruction weapons meaning preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.