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  HE the GCCSG Meets with the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the Sidelines of the High-level Forum on Security and Regional Cooperation between the EU and the GCC

General Secretariat - Duchy of Luxembourg

His Excellency Mr Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), met with His Excellency Mr Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the sidelines of the High-Level Forum on Regional Security and Cooperation between the EU and the GCC.

The meeting, which took place on Sunday, April 21, 2024, in the Duchy of Luxembourg, provided an opportunity to discuss the agenda of the High-Level Forum, scheduled for Monday, April 22, 2024.

His Excellency the GCC Secretary General emphasised that the meeting also served as a platform to review the relations between the GCC and the EU, and to discuss issues of mutual interest in addressing common challenges and strengthening dialogue and cooperation across various fields.

Moreover, he noted that the meeting also witnessed an exchange of views on the situation in the Middle East, particularly in light of recent developments and escalations in the region. He stressed the agreement and commitment of both sides to the importance of supporting efforts to achieve peace and stability in the region, and to work on urging all parties concerned to de-escalate tensions.

The meeting concluded with both sides reaffirming their commitment to continued communication and joint work between the GCC and the EU to elevate relations to levels that serve the common interests of both sides and contribute to enhancing regional and international stability.