We are pleased that the UAE has presided over the 33rd Meeting of GCC Ministers of Youth and Sports. We look forward to continuing our work with the Council to make the Gulf Youth Forum a success in cooperation with the Arab Youth Center. The permanent GCC Hall at AYC’s headquarters will act as a Gulf beacon in Abu Dhabi to serve Arab youth.

His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of AYC

I commend the generous gesture of the Arab Youth Center in Abu Dhabi to assign the Gulf Cooperation Council a permanent hall bearing its name and identity, and serving as a venue for all the forums and activities of the GCC countries. I thank the UAE initiative, led by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed. The Council commends the support this blessed contribution has given to all GCC member countries on behalf of Their Majesties and Highnesses our leaders.

From His Excellency Dr Nayef Al-Hajraf, Secretary General of the GCC