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Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

 

Source: IDSA

 Context: The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) launched its ‘Vision for Regional Security’ in December 2023, aiming to establish a comprehensive framework for regional security.

 

Key highlights include:

  1. Prioritizing negotiation over conflict
  2. Combating terrorism and extremism
  3. Supporting non-proliferation efforts
  4. Addressing climate change and economic challenges

 

About GCC:

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) (est. 1981; HQ: Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)) is a political and economic union formed by Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. It aims to promote cooperation among member states. Initially proposed as a “Gulf Union” for deeper coordination, its military arm, the Peninsula Shield Force, was created in 1984.