Al-Watan daily newspaper praises outcome of the Manama Summit

Manama: Dec. 26 -- (BNA) The Bahrain-based Al-Watan daily newspaper described the recommendations and resolutions issued by the GCC leaders during their Summit meeting yesterday in the Kingdom of Bahrain contribute into the best interest of GCC citizens' security and livelihood and cements the foundations for future development and prosperity, pointing out that the GCC citizen was the focal point for the 33rd GCC Summit.
According to Al-Watan, the Summit's outcomes come to fulfill the ambitions, aspirations of GCC peoples in terms of food security, health, water and the media and unifies strategies in various service sectors, asserting that these priorities pave the way for an immediate, promising and better future for the GCC peoples.

Al-Watan praised initiative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which is the invitation extended by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who called for the need to move from the phase of cooperation to the phase of Gulf Union, during the Riyadh Summit last year. Riyadh presented a bill of the articles of association for the proposed Gulf Union and explained the concept.

Al-Watan praised the outcome and resolutions issued by the 33rd GCC Summit and described the final communique as laden with essential resolutions which will be felt by the GCC citizens soon. The GCC leaders accorded top priority to joint action and the requirements of full GCC citizenship, the Summit increases joint military cooperation and defense integration by the creation of a unified military command and developing the Peninsula Shield Forces, approval of the joint security agreement endorsed by the GCC Interior Ministers last November and leads to expediting the implementation of the economic agreement, especially regarding the GCC common market, consolidated currency, customs and tariffs' union and regulatory legislations which also contribute in boosting the spirit of GCC citizenship.

Al-Watan concluded by describing the initiative of HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa when he allocated a piece of land in order to construct offices for the GCC General-Secretariat on territories of the Kingdom of Bahrain which in itself bespeaks of an integration added over and above to the Arabian Gulf integration and destination.