The 44th Session of the Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Doha Summit) affirmed that the Cooperation Council stands by the Palestinian people and its continued support to alleviate the suffering of the residents of the Gaza Strip, Report informs, citing the General Secretariat.

“In 2009, the GCC countries established the Cooperation Council Programme for the Reconstruction of Gaza, and pledged within the framework of this program an amount of USD 1,646,000,000 billion (One billion and six hundred and forty-six million US dollars), in addition to direct bilateral aid, both in kind and financial, and unofficial aid.

“Their Majesties and Highnesses the leaders of the GCC countries, appreciated the joint mediation efforts of the State of Qatar, the Arab Republic of Egypt, and the United States of America, which resulted in reaching an agreement for a humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip, stressing the necessity of immediately resuming this humanitarian truce, in order to achieve a complete and sustainable ceasefire, and to ensure the arrival of all humanitarian and relief aid and basic needs, the resumption of the work of electricity and water lines, and the entry of fuel, food and medicine for the residents of Gaza,” Doha declaration reads.