JEDDAH / WAM
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and President of Saudi Council of Economic and Development Affairs chaired the first meeting of the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council in Jeddah.
During the meeting, the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council’s Organisational Structure was declared with the objective of accelerating joint co-operation on the implementation of targeted projects and programmes.
The Council’s vision aims to promote the two countries’ global stature in areas of economy, human development, and political, security and military integration as well as ensuring welfare and happiness for their peoples.
Established under an agreement between the two countries reached in May 2016 under the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Council stands as a role model for cooperation between world countries and in the meantime consolidates joint action between GCC states.
Chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers, and Minister of Defence, the council seeks to ensure synergy between the two sides on achieving joint initiatives conducive to providing job opportunities, boosting GDP and accelerating bilateral investments.
The council seeks to develop a joint vision to deepen bilateral relations in line with the objectives set by the Gulf Cooperation Council in order to strengthen economic integration between the sides and develop innovative solutions for the optimum utilisation of resources while building up an efficient and integrated education system premised on grooming qualified national generations. The council also seeks to strengthen cooperation in areas of politics, security and defence in a way that beefs up the global sovereign standing of the two countries in addition to making the best use of available partnership opportunities between the two countries through a clear-cut and sustainable mechanism based on an integrated approach of benchmarking and performance assessment.