The GCC Secretariat General in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia hosted the 19th session of the GCC Supreme Military Committee of Armed Forces’ Chiefs of Staff Thursday.
In addition to the Saudi Chief of General Staff, Lieutenant-General Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili, all other GCC Chiefs and their accompanying delegations participated in this meeting, including: Lt-General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces; Qatar’s Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Salem bin Hamad bin Aqeel Al Nabit. Kuwait’s Army Chief of Staff Lt. General Khaled Salah Al-Sabah; Vice Admiral Abdullah Khamis Al Raisi, Chief of Staff of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF) of Oman; Bahrain Defence Force Chief of Staff Lt-General Theyab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi.
During the meeting, a set of topics of common interest were discussed to enhance the common military interests and aspirations between the armed forces of the GCC states, and achieve the requirements of the GCC system in various military fields.
On the sidelines of the meeting, the GCC Chiefs also participated in the first meeting of the board of the Gulf Academy for Strategic and Security Studies. It touched upon the achievements made in all fields and the Gulf academy's arrangements for planned military programs.