The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Days event kicked off today [Monday, October 21] marking solidarity between the six nations – The Sultanate of Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain – that comprise of the GCC.
Running for three days – from 21st to 23rd October 2019 – the event aims to educate the people in these nations of the achievements of the council.
In an interview with Y’s sister radio station, Al Wisal, on the launch of GCC Days in Oman, Abdulrahman Buhaji, the Director of News and Media Production of the Secretariat General of GCC, said: “The organising of GCC Days comes under the presidency of the Sultanate of Oman for the current session of GCC, while the idea is an execution of the resolution of GCC leaders, which was taken during the 35th [GCC Supreme Council] sessions.
“GCC Days will serve as a platform for citizens and residents to learn about what has been achieved by the Gulf Cooperation Council in different sectors.”
Organised in coordination between Oman’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Secretariat General of the GCC, in addition to several other entities in GCC countries, the opening ceremony took place at the Diplomatic Club in Al Khuwair, Muscat, where H.E. Dr. Abdul Moneim bin Mansour Al-Hassani, Oman’s Minister of Information, delivered the opening speech.
In addition to that, an introductory film on the human sector, environment, and economic fields, was presented to the attending audience. The program list also includes various segments of cultural and recreational seminars for children, alongside sports-related events.
As a part of the proceedings, there will be functions open to the public in different locations around Oman as well.
For instance, a Nature Gallery will be opened at the Muscat Grand Mall, followed by an exhibition in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, a symposium on the GCC common market for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), an environmental awareness event at the Qurum Nature Reserve, and health awareness marathon events in Mussanah and in locations around the Governorate of South Batinah.