Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
International Relations > Regional groupings > International groupings
Why in news?
- India’s trade with Gulf Cooperation Council increasing at rapid pace
- The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf or GCC is a regional intergovernmental political and economic union consisting of all Arab states of the Persian Gulf except Iraq, namely: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates
- It was originally known as the Gulf Cooperation Council.
- The Charter of the GCC was signed on 25 May 1981, formally establishing the institution.
- The GCC has extensive cooperation in political and economic fields.
- The countries have together established a joint military arm known as Peninsula Shield Force.
Which of the following countries is not a member of Gulf Cooperation council (GCC)?