GCC Chiefs-of-Staff Conclude 15th Meeting in Kuwait

12.09.2018 Kuwait

GCC Chiefs-of-Staff Conclude 15th Meeting in Kuwait

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The Supreme Military Committee of Chiefs-of-Staff of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries held in Kuwait its 15th meeting with the participation of all members, according to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).

The meeting was attended by the Chiefs-of-Staff of all six Gulf countries, in addition to Egypt, Jordan and the US-CENTCOM Commander.

Qatar, which has been witnessing tense relations with three Gulf States since 05 June 2017, also attended.

The meeting comes as a complement to a series of previous regular meetings of the Chiefs-of-Staff committee which seeks to achieve more coordination among the armed forces of the GCC countries.

In their meeting, the Chiefs-of-Staff discussed several topics related to the promotion of joint military action aimed at bringing the GCC member states armed force towards integration at various levels.

The meeting also discussed various subjects aiming at strengthening cooperation and coordination between the armed forces of the GCC countries to promote conjoined military action.

The meeting further discussed activating the unified military leadership and studying the establishment of a Gulf academy for strategic and security studies.

The GCC army chiefs are expected to meet on Wednesday with military officials from the United States, Egypt and Jordan, a Kuwaiti Defense Ministry official said.

The Chief-of-Staff of the Kuwaiti Army Lt. General Mohammed Al-Khudher said that the Council’s joint defense agreement reflected strong ties between the Gulf countries.

“Our region is currently facing many regional and international challenges, which compel us to preserve our strong ties through joint efforts to protect our unity and improve it,” he said during the 15th meeting of the Supreme Military Committee of GCC Chiefs of Staff.

The UAE Chief-of-Staff of the Armed Forces Lieutenant General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, headed the UAE delegation at the 15th session of the Supreme Military Committee of Chiefs of Staff in the Gulf Cooperation Council members, Emirates news agency WAM reported.

Qatar’s delegation to the meeting was headed by the Chief of Staff of Qatari Armed Forces, Lieutenant General (Pilot) Ghanem bin Shaheen Al-Ghanim, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.

The Chief-of-Staff of Bahrain Defense Force Lt-General Dhiyab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi headed the Kingdom’s delegation to the meeting, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.

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