Kuwait firmly stands in solidarity with Saudi Arabia in its efforts to stave off all threats and safeguard sacrosanct Muslim sites, Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said on Tuesday.
These remarks were made in a speech by the Kuwait minister during the 35th meeting of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Interior Ministers, presided over by Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Prince Mohammad bin Nayef.
Moreover, on the meeting, he said that it is "part of regular discussions to review progress made in security issues of mutual concern, which call for increased cooperation and appropriate decision-making." Speaking on regional conditions, Sheikh Mohamad Al-Khaled said that it would behoove GCC nations to be extra cautious, as "current challenges and obstacles require us to forge a concerted stance in a volatile juncture that the world is going through."
"Terrorism and extremism represent a grave threat that risk tearing apart nations in our region," the Kuwaiti Minister of Interior said, underscoring the need to ratchet up security cooperation on the part of GCC nations.
He also thanked GCC Secretary General Abdullatif Al-Zayani for expending efforts to organize such meetings, which prove crucial and instrumental to joint work.
Similarly, the Saudi Interior Minister underscored GCC nations' profound capabilities to overcome any security challenges and threats in the region.
With its proximity to conflict-ridden nations, the GCC has been able to preserve its security and stability, he added.
The meeting featured talks over the latest security developments in the region as well as strategies to bolster GCC cooperation in that realm.