The United Arab Emirates (UAE), a close ally of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has welcomed the invitation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for two summits with the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and the Arab states in Mecca, on May 30.
To discuss the region’s security and stability, the summits will focus on the attack on four commercial vessels off the UAE coast and the following attack of armed drones on oil pumping stations in Riyadh.
The Saudi Foreign Ministry also said in a statement that the leaders at the summits will “discuss these aggressions and their repercussions on the region,” Saudi Press Agency reported.
Identifying the attacks as “current delicate circumstances”, UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said in a statement that the King Salman’s invitation is an important opportunity for GCC and Arab countries to promote stability and peace.
In recent reports, Yemen-based Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for the drone attacks on Saudi Arabia while Iran has denied its involvement in the attack on UAE vessels.