Sheikh Abdullah and John Kerry discuss terrorism and GCC-EU summit

BELGIUM – Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met the US secretary of state John Kerry in Brussels where the two diplomats discussed ways to counter terrorism.

Sheikh Abdullah led the UAE delegation to the GCC-EU summit held in the Belgian capital, where he and Mr Kerry also spoke about relations between the GCC and the US, according to Wam, the state news agency.

The ministers discussed the outcome reached during the GCC summit held in Riyadh this year, regional developments and international efforts to combat terrorism.

The summit is of great importance for the US and the GCC because it ensures Gulf concerns are heard in Washington at the highest level and on a regular basis. During the GCC-EU meeting, both parties welcomed the progress that had been made at the Camp David summit and stressed the need to resolve regional conflicts through political and peaceful means.