GCC foreign ministers meet in New York

NEW YORK: Foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Jordan and Egypt met in New York City on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Friday.
Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdallah and the Oman’s Ambassador to the US Hunaina bint Sultan al Mughairy took part in the meeting hosted by US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo.
Pompeo thanked the foreign ministers for their partnership with the United States in the fight against terror. “We all have a shared interest in a wide range of security issues — defeating IS, Al Qaeda, other terrorist groups, bringing peace and stability in Syria,” he said at the meeting. And in a statement issued after the meeting on the sidelines of the ongoing UN General Assembly, the State Department said “all participants agreed on the need to confront threats faced in the region and the United States.”
It also referred to the goal of forging greater cooperation in the Middle East “anchored by a united GCC” which could advance prosperity, security and stability in the region.