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Gulf Cooperation Council

(GCC), officially Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, organization (est. 1981) promoting stability and economic cooperation among Persian Gulf nations. Its members are Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. In 1991 the GCC countries joined with Egypt and Syria to create a regional peacekeeping force. An aid fund was also established to promote development in Arab states; it was used to help liberate Kuwait in 1991. In 2003 GCC members eliminated tariffs on trade between member nations and established common external tariffs. They have agreed to establish a broader economic union (including a single market and currency; Oman and United Arab Emirates have opted out); a common market was established in 2008. During the national protests in 2011 known as the Arab Spring, the GCC sent forces into Bahrain in support of its monarch, and attempted to negotiate a resolution in Yemen.
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A political solution based on the initiative of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, known as GCC, was necessary.
Gulf electricity grid is a strategic political decision to activate the Unified Economic Agreement of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, stemming from the keenness of the GCC leaders to the common interests of the GCC countries.
Fayez, head of the economic affairs sector at The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, or GCC, told Gulf News at Middle East Rail that the railway infrastructure along each border will be completed on time but also that some national networks might be delayed.
Abdulatifom bin Rashid Al-Zayani, the Secretary-General of the cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (CCASG) the headquarters of which is located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
He also praised the crucial role of the SFD in the implementation of the Gulf Development Programme, which was previously endorsed by the leaders of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC).
The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (CCASG)have set a common strategy with the ITU and its members to achieve regional connectivity, as Al Haddad explained.
Although some oil exporters, notably members of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, are expected to use fiscal buffers to avoid steep government spending cuts in 2015, the room for monetary or fiscal policy responses to shore up activity in many other exporters is limited," it said in a statement Lower oil and commodity prices also explain the weaker growth forecast for Sub Saharan Africa, including a more subdued outlook for Nigeria and South Africa.
Insufficient maternity leave and child-care amenities are examples of this but Dr Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf said perseverance is key.
Oman's Ministry of Transport & Communications, along with The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf - secretariat general, and member states - is holding the first and official GCC Rail and Metro Conference on 11-12 January 2015 at the Al Bustan Palace Muscat.
A number of officials, including Sdaldeen Ali Salim Talib, Yemen's Minister of Trade and Industry, Abdul Latif Bin Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, and Abdulaziz Bin Hamad Al Ageel, Secretary General of the Gulf Organisation for Industrial Consulting, attended the conference.
I believe that Cyprus as an EU member state and Kuwait as a member of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, both small countries, can cooperate as the gates to those organizations, Mr Kasoulides said.
He also stressed on the importance of maintaining the efforts first initiated by the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (CCASG).

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