KUWAIT: Kuwaiti Ambassador Jasem Al-Budaiwi has been appointed Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, succeeding compatriot Nayef Al-Hajraf. Budaiwi was most recently Kuwait’s ambassador to the US, and previously served as Kuwait’s ambassador to Belgium, the European Union and NATO.
Hajraf welcomed Budaiwi, congratulating him on assuming his duties, which will start as of Feb 1, 2023, wishing him success in performing the tasks and responsibilities entrusted to him to lead the work at the general secretariat, as well as working to strengthen the process of joint GCC action in order to achieve its lofty goals towards more cooperation and integration among GCC countries in a way that achieves the directives of the leaders of the Gulf states.
“It will undoubtedly contribute to strengthening the regional and international status of the Gulf Cooperation Council, preserving the council’s gains and working towards more achievements to serve member states and the people of the GCC,” Hajraf said, pointing to Budaiwi’s impressive diplomatic career.
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