Riyadh, June 1 (BNA) Foreign Minister Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani participated in the joint ministerial meeting of Their Highnesses and Excellencies the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Gulf Cooperation Council with the Minister of Foreign Affairs. From the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov. The Gulf side was chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Chairman of the current session of the Ministerial Council, His Highness Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud. The meeting was held at the headquarters of the General Secretariat in Riyadh, in the presence of the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf.
During the meeting, the two sides reviewed cooperation relations within the framework of the strategic dialogue between the GCC countries and the Russian Federation under the memorandum of understanding signed between the two sides in November 2011. They also discussed regional and international issues of common interest. benefit.
They took a look at the developments of the situation in Ukraine and their repercussions on security and stability in Europe, the world and the global economy, and the efforts made to resume negotiations between the Russian and Ukrainian sides to reach a ceasefire and settle the conflict through diplomatic means. You know.
The Ministerial Council affirmed that the position of the GCC states on the Russian-Ukrainian crisis is based on the principles of international law and the Charter of the United Nations, and the preservation of the international system based on respect for the country’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence. States, non-interference in their internal affairs, non-use or threat of force. He also expressed his support for mediation efforts for a ceasefire and a political solution to the crisis, giving priority to the language of dialogue and the settlement of the conflict through negotiations. It also expressed its support for efforts to facilitate the export of food from Ukraine to contribute to providing food security for the affected countries.
The delegation of the Kingdom of Bahrain, which participated in the meeting, included the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Political Affairs, Dr. Sheikh Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, and the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh. Ali bin Abdul Rahman bin Ali Al Khalifa and Chairman of the Cooperation Council Affairs Abdul Aziz Muhammad Al-Eid.