GCC-Morocco vow commitment towards security, stability

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Abu Dhabi, April 21 (IANS/WAM) The Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) and Moroccan leaders vowed commitment towards mutually defending their countries’ security and stability, and respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations.

On Wednesday, the GCC leaders and Moroccan King Mohammad VI renewed their unified solidarity and bilateral relations.

This came in a joint statement issued at the conclusion of the GCC-Morocco summit in Riyadh.

The statement said the summit was a chance to boost strategic partnerships and coordinate stances between GCC states and Morocco in order to address challenges and threats facing the Arab region, as well as to share views on international and regional issues of mutual interest.

The leaders expressed satisfaction over the continued progress in joint action to achieve the goals of their partnership in accordance with the plans to boost human development and promote trade exchange and investments.

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The statement stressed the importance of making concerted efforts to face challenges and resolve crises in the Arab region, mainly Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen.

The leaders renewed their condemnation of extremism and terrorism in all its forms, calling for combating ideas seeking to spread sectarianism, which fuels sedition and pushes others to interfere in the domestic affairs of countries.

They call for coordinating international efforts to combat terrorism, underlining the significance of the Islamic Military Counter-Terrorism Coalition to support these efforts, the statement concluded.



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