Gulf Cooperation Council


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Gulf Cooperation Council

An international organization fostering greater political and economic unity for Arab countries in the Arabian Gulf. Among other things, it exists to promote similar regulatory regimes, to unify military presence and to advance the private sector. Most members had pledged to create a common currency by 2010, but this has been postponed indefinitely. See also: Khaleeji.
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Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates are members of the (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council.
The Gulf Cooperation Council Peninsular Shield Force is located in King Khalid Military City.
The Moroccan king said he decided to name this year's Group of Graduates the "Gulf Cooperation Council", in recognition of the fraternal bonds and understanding with our brothers, leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States, as well as of our strategic partnership based on fruitful cooperation and tangible solidarity, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).
People in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) want a closely-knit union and such a union has now become inevitable," Prince Turki Al Faisal, the Chairman of the Board of the King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies, said at the conclusion of the Manama Dialogue.
Summary: Prince Turki al-Faisal says Gulf Cooperation Council states must be part of negotiations between major world powers and Iran.
Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Atiyyah; Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of United Arab Emirates Dr Anwar Mohammed Qarqash; and the Secretary General of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States Dr Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani.
Summary: Muscat: Oil ministers in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will discuss steps that have been .
Summary: MANAMA - GCC leaders concluded today the 33rd session of the annual summit of Gulf Cooperation Council held under the chairmanship of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain here at Al Sakhir Palace in the presence His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, of Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the accompanying delegation.
Summary: The secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council Monday delivered a protest note to Iran's ambassador to Saudi Arabia over an Iranian ayatollah's remarks on Bahrain, a GCC statement said.
Turkey and Gulf Cooperation Council countries decided to establish an economic integration in several sectors at the 2nd high-level strategic dialogue meeting between Turkey and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries in Kuwait, he said.
The Iranian ambassador delivered the message of Iran`s Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki to the Secretary General of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council Abdul Rahman al-Attiya.

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