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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 April 2019

Saudi-Emirati Co-ordination Council to meet in Riyadh

The executive committee will review ongoing projects and discuss ideas for new joint initiatives

Mohammed Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, and Mohammed Al Tuwaijri, the Saudi Arabian minister of economy and planning, co-chair the second Saudi-Emirati Co-ordination Council meeting in September last year. Wam
Mohammed Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, and Mohammed Al Tuwaijri, the Saudi Arabian minister of economy and planning, co-chair the second Saudi-Emirati Co-ordination Council meeting in September last year. Wam

The Saudi-Emirati Co-ordination Council will convene in Riyadh on Monday.

Chaired by Mohammed Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, and Mohammed Al Tuwaijri, Saudi Arabia's Minister of Economy and Planning, the Executive Committee will monitor the progress of joint projects related to tourism, aviation, security and finance.

The committee will also discuss new ideas for bilateral co-operation between the two Gulf countries.

Attending the meeting will be ministers from each country from vital sectors of interest, including Sultan Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy; Dr Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs; Obaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs; Hussain Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and Dr Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State

The Saudi-Emirati Co-ordination Council was established through an agreement between the UAE and Saudi Arabia in May 2016, following orders from President Sheikh Khalifa and King Salman of Saudi Arabia.

The council's aim is to achieve the two countries' joint vision in the areas of economy, social development, politics and military integration, as well as to ensure the welfare of their communities, reported state news agency Wam.

Updated: April 14, 2019 06:00 PM

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