Riyadh, January 29 (QNA) - The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) announced the appointment of Jassim Muhammad Al-Budaiwi, Kuwait's ambassador to Washington, as the new Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, as of Feb. 1.
The Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Dr. Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf, welcomed Al-Budaiwi, congratulating him on assuming the duties of the Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council as of Feb. 1, 2023, wishing him success in performing the tasks and responsibilities entrusted to him to lead The helm of work in the General Secretariat, and work to strengthen the process of joint Gulf action to achieve its lofty goals towards more cooperation and integration among the GCC countries, in a manner that achieves the directives and visions of the leaders of the GCC states.
Jassim Muhammad Al-Budaiwi received his bachelors degree from the University of Utah in 1991. In 1992 he was appointed as a diplomatic attache at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs. In 1993 he obtained a Diploma in Diplomatic Studies from the University of Oxford.
Al-Budaiwi was honored during a ceremony held by 'Soul City' magazine and 'NDN News', when he was serving as ambassador to Seoul, and was awarded the 'Best Ambassador' award for his efforts in developing relations between South Korea and the State of Kuwait. (QNA)