GCC meeting in Kuwait cut-short 

The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries meeting that was supposed to get over on Wednesday, will now conclude on Tuesday, with all the delegates leaving Kuwait after a closed session.


As reported by The Peninsula, the GCC meeting akes place exactly six months after three of the member states started a blockade of Qatar. This follows after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced that it had formed a new economic and military partnership with Saudi Arabia separate from the GCC.

Although His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has arrived in Qatar for the meeting, heads of states from the three blockading countries - Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain - will not make it to the summit.

As such, King Salman of Saudi sent his foreign minister to lead the kingdom's delegation to the meeting.

It may be mentioned that the talks in the meeting could define the very future of the bloc that was established in 1981 for closer economic, trade and security partnerships on the Arabian Peninsula.

Author: Gaurav Sarma   

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