European Union foreign policy official Josep Borrell confirmed to Al Arabiya / Al Hadath that the Gulf states are witnessing development, noting that the Union is deepening its relations with them.
Borrell added that the EU is coordinating with the Gulf states on security in the region, noting that he will visit Iraq next week.
Borrell’s comments came on the sidelines of the EU defense ministers’ summit on Thursday in Slovenia.
For his part, the Romanian foreign minister said that strengthening relations with the Gulf states serves the interests of the Union in its southern neighborhood.
Defense ministers of EU countries discussed a number of important files during the summit, in particularly Afghanistan, Libya and refugees.
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