Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim on Sunday said the forthcoming Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit due in Qatar on 9 December is crucial, considering regional and international developments.
Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Mubarak Al-Khurainej made the remark on behalf of Al-Ghanim to the regular 8th meeting of heads of the GCC legislative councils held in Doha today.
"We count a lot on the forthcoming summit of the leaders of our countries, coming amid hard conditions and worrying regional and international developments, but we trust, as we have always done, the ability of our GCC states to handle these Inconstancies with wisdom and maturity," Al-Ghanim added.
He also stressed the unity and integration of the GCC countries, referring in this respect to the persistent efforts by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, head of the current GCC Supreme Council session.
The Kuwaiti Chief Parliamentarian expressed gratitude to the heads of the legislative councils in the GCC member states for their support to him over a whole year, in several coordinating meetings as well as other occasions, as head of the bloc's legislative councils.
In his statement delivered by Al-Khurainej, Al-Ghanim also referred to his visits over a year to the European Council in Brussels and the parliaments of France, Germany, Turkey, Italy and Switzerland. In addition, he represented the GCC legislative councils in many Arab, Islamic and international parliamentary events.
The statement was concluded by handing over chairmanship of the 8th meeting of heads of the GCC legislative councils to Chairman of Qatar's Shura Council, Mohammed bin Mubarak Al-Khulaifi.