GCC, US friendship hailed

GCC, US friendship hailed

(Riyadh) – Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary-General Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Alzayani received outgoing US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Dr. Joseph W. Westphal and commended his dedicated efforts, hailing relations between the Gulf countries and the United States. Dr. Alzayani and the US diplomat discussed GCC-US cooperation in all fields, in addition to regional and […]

Bahrain hosts Gulf-wide counterterrorism exercise

Bahrain hosts Gulf-wide counterterrorism exercise

(Manama) – Bahrain is currently hosting a sophisticated series of security exercises with participation from all Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait. The training drill, named Arab Gulf Security 1, is generally seen as a first step toward a more unified security force in the region. An impressive […]

Bahrain to host Arab Gulf Security 1 exercise

Bahrain to host Arab Gulf Security 1 exercise

(Manama) – In conformity with the keenness of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)’s leaders on achieving security integration, and in implementation of the directives of GCC Interior Ministers, the Interior Ministry has completed all preparations for launching the joint GCC security exercise titled (Arab Gulf Security 1). The exercise is a part of the GCC […]

Premier affirms support to businessmen

Premier affirms support to businessmen

(Manama) – His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has directed Bahraini businessmen to work with their counterparts in Asian countries to make Bahrain a centre for the distribution of Asian products in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. He also underlined the government’s keenness on removing all obstacles and ensuring […]

Israeli violations in OPTs condemned

Israeli violations in OPTs condemned

(Geneva) – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has joined statements by the groups of Arab, Islamic and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to express great concern and dissatisfaction over the human rights situation in Palestine. The statements condemned Israel’s serious and systematic violations in the occupied-Palestinian territories (OPTs) […]

GCC-US 2nd Summit Leaders Issue Communiqué

GCC-US 2nd Summit Leaders Issue Communiqué

(Riyadh) – Kings, Emirs, leaders and heads of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and the U.S. President Barack Obama, asserted at Al-Dareiyah Palace here tonight, as they concluded summit of their 2nd GCC leaders and the U.S. President, strategic cooperation between the two sides, aiming to realise stability, security and prosperity in the region. […]

GCC-US meeting discusses bilateral relations

GCC-US meeting discusses bilateral relations

(Riyadh) – Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, said that the joint meeting between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) foreign ministers and John Kerry, the U.S. Secretary of State, in Riyadh discussed bilateral relations between the United States of America and the GCC countries in general as well as the region’s matters […]

China-GCC pledge to develop cooperative relations

China-GCC pledge to develop cooperative relations

(New York) – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)’s “troika” of foreign ministers and other officials to discuss relations between China and GCC member states. The “troika” included Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Sabah, Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi, and Qatari Foreign […]

GCC Coordination Meeting Held in New York

GCC Coordination Meeting Held in New York

(New York) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister participated in the annual coordination meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries here in New York. The meeting was part of preparations for the 68th session of the UN General Assembly. The Bahraini Foreign Minister, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, […]

Sheikh Mohammed Receives EC President

Sheikh Mohammed Receives EC President

(Dubai) – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, received President of European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso at the Marmoul Resthouse. The meeting, which was attended by H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, explored ways of […]

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