Saudi Arabia, UAE to set up joint cooperation committee

ANI | Updated: Dec 05, 2017 17:00 IST

Dubai [UAE], December 5 (ANI): Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) will set up a joint cooperation committee which will coordinate between the two sides in the field of military, politics, economy, trade, culture and other areas of mutual interest.

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a resolution setting up the UAE-Saudi Arabia joint cooperation committee, Gulf News reported.

According to media reports, the committee will be headed by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi, and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE's deputy prime minister and minister of presidential affairs, will serve as the Deputy Chairman of the committee.

As per the resolution, a decision on the appointment of the committee's members, who will be representatives from the UAE's public sector and federal bodies, will be made by the chairman of the committee.

The resolution comes at a time when Kuwait is hosting a Gulf Cooperation Council summit amid trade and travel ban on Qatar imposed by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, who have accused Doha of supporting and funding "terrorism".

However, Qatar has rejected these allegations and termed the actions by Gulf member countries of isolating it diplomatically as "unjustified". (ANI)

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