Riyadh: The 154th preparatory for the GCC Foreign Ministers began on Wednesday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, ahead of the 43rd Gulf Summit.

Foreign Minister Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah heads the Kuwaiti delegation to the preparatory meeting.

During the meeting, Omani Foreign Minister Bader Al-Busaidi, the current chair of the gathering, highlighted the importance of the upcoming summit and its topics focusing on the security and welfare of the region.

The Omani Foreign Minister commended Qatar for its outstanding achievement in hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, saying that the event was a message of peace from the Arab countries to the rest of the world.

He also noted that GCC countries were looking forward to 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 28) to be hosted by the UAE, expressing support towards the Emirates in organizing this important event.