The Qatari-Bahraini Follow-up Committee held its first meeting Monday at the headquarters of the GCC in Riyadh. The delegation of Qatar at the meeting was headed by HE Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr Ahmed bin Hassan al-Hammadi, while the delegation of Bahrain was headed by Undersecretary for Political Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sheikh Abdulla bin Ahmed al-Khalifa. The two sides affirmed, during the meeting, that this step embodies the directives of the two brotherly states' leaderships, and their keenness to preserve the future and entity of the GCC, and to work on its gains. During the meeting, they discussed the necessary procedures and mechanisms and ways to ensure the success of the bilateral talks to end the pending special files between the two countries, in accordance with what was included in the Al-Ula statement issued by the summit held in Saudi Arabia, and in a way that achieves the aspirations of the peoples of the two countries for security, stability and prosperity. The two sides agreed to hold periodic and continuous meetings with the aim of achieving the desired goals.