Jeddah hosts the first summit of the GCC and Central Asian countries

The first summit between the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the five Central Asian countries, namely Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan, in addition to Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, kicks off today in Jeddah.

The summit, which discusses strengthening cooperation and coordination in various fields, is held in light of the growing regional and international interest and competition in the five Central Asian countries. Given its location and geostrategic importance, and the natural resources that these countries possess, which qualifies them for great developmental leaps.

On Tuesday evening, the leaders of the five Gulf Cooperation Council and Central Asian countries (C5) began flocking to Jeddah to participate in their first summit, which will start (Wednesday) in western Saudi Arabia, to enhance cooperation and coordination in various fields.

Emomali Rahman, President of Tajikistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of Uzbekistan, Sadir Jabarov, President of Kyrgyzstan, Qasim Jomart Tokayev, President of Kazakhstan, Sardar Berdimuhamedov, President of Turkmenistan, and Asaad bin Tariq Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation and Special Representative of the Sultan of Oman, arrived and received them. At King Abdulaziz International Airport, Prince Badr bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Governor of Makkah Al-Mukarramah Region, Saleh Al-Turki, Mayor of Jeddah Governorate, Major General Saleh Al-Jabri, Director of Police in the region, and Fahd Al-Sahil, Undersecretary of Royal Protocols.

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