e Cooperation Council for e Arab States of e Gulf is a regional organisation, wi six members: e Kingdom of Bahrain, e State of Kuwait, e Sultanate of Oman, e State of Qatar, e Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and e United Arab Emirates. Set up in 1981, its objectives are to enhance coordination, integration and inter-connection among its members. e Middle East/Gulf Working Party handles work on e EU Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and issues of community competence relating to Iran, Iraq, Yemen and e Gulf States (Saudi Arabia, Oman, e Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait), including in e context of EU-Gulf Cooperation Council bilateral relations. e EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network and e Environmental Center for Arab Towns (ECAT), in association wi e Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC), e United Nations Regional Commission of Western Asia (UN ESCWA) and e Embassy of e Kingdom of e Ne erlands in e UAE, are organising a series of online training seminars entitled Water-Food-Energy nexus concept . European Commission - Press Release details page - A meeting at Ministerial level between e Gulf Cooperation Council and e European Community will take place in Luxembourg on 14 ober 1985. e GCC will be represented by Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed al Jaber, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait, Chairman of e GCC Ministerial. 4 Joint Heal Week Group Meeting of Turkey - Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was held in Ankara on April 12, . Undersecretary Prof. Dr. Eyüp GÜMÜŞ, General Director of EU and Foreign Affairs Dr. Öner GÜNER, General Director of Heal Services Prof. Dr. Nurullah OKUMUŞ, Vice President of Turkey Medicine and Medical Device Ismail Mert VURAL and esteemed representatives of Ministry. e Ministerial Council is also responsible for preparations of meetings of e Supreme Council and its agenda. e voting procedure in e Ministerial Council is e same as in e Supreme Council. Secretariat General. e Secretariat is e executive arm of e Gulf Cooperation Council. 30, · Minister for e Middle East, Alistair Burt, visited Bahrain on 30 e to attend e EU-Gulf Cooperation Council Foreign Ministers’ meeting. EU and e Gulf region – bilateral trade. e framework for economic and political cooperation between e EU and e GCC countries is provided by e 1988 EU-GCC cooperation agreement at seeks to improve trade relations and stability in a strategic part of Europe's neighbourhood. e agreement created a Joint Council and a Joint Co-operation Committee which meet annually. e Council of e European Union. e Council of e EU is e institution representing e member states' governments. Also known informally as e EU Council, it is where national ministers from each EU country meet to adopt laws and coordinate policies. Read more about e work of e Council. — Report on European Union relations wi e Gulf Cooperation Council (20 /2233(INI. - AFET Committee - Rapporteur: Dominique Baudis (A7-0042/) — Recommendation on e draft Council ision on e conclusion of e Agreement between e European Union and e Government of e Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on certain aspects of air. Council of e European Union EN 424/17 (OR. en) PRESSE 38 PR CO 38 Acts adopted wi statements for e Council minutes which be released to e public are indicated by as well as its relations wi e Gulf Cooperation Council. 19 e 424/17 7 EN O ER ITEMS APPROVED. e Ministry of Finance (MoF) will be hosting e 36 meeting of e Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Committee for Undersecretaries of Ministries of Finance and Economy in e Emirates Palace. In addition to our regular meetings wi in e European Parliament, e delegation will hold bilateral inter-parliamentary meetings (IPMs) wi each country of e Arab Peninsula as well as wi e Contact Group of e Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). ese meetings contribute to streng ening e relations between e EU and e Gulf countries. e EFTA States and e Member States of e Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) held eir ird Joint Committee meeting on 4 ch in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Mr Erik Andreas Underland from e Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries in Norway acted as e EFTA spokesperson, while Dr Hamad Bin Sulaiman Al-Bazai, General Coordinator for GCC FTA. EU – Gulf Cooperation Council Investment Report SERVICE FOR FOREIGN POLICY INSTRUMENTS/POLICY SUPPORT FACILITY FWC FPI/PSF/ - LOT 4: KET ACCESS AND TRADE & INVESTMENT AGREEMENT NEGOTIATION & IMPLEMENTATION- Multiple FWC CRIS number /380616 A project implemented by Eurosupport Consortium - AESA. A general view of e meeting of leaders during e Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Doha on ember 9, . Leaders of energy-rich Gulf monarchies meet to hammer out a common strategy to fight e reat from Islamic extremism and plunging oil prices. 20, · Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf, Secretary‑General of e Gulf Cooperation Council, said over e past 40 years Gulf countries achieved re kable economic . 1. e Supreme Council. e Supreme Council of e Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is e highest au ority of e organization. It is composed of e heads of e Member-States. Its presidency rotates periodically among e Member States in alphabetical order. It meets in an ordinary session each year. EC-GCC Joint Cooperation Committee Meeting, 04/15/1993, Internal Briefing by e European Commission, Brussels 04/16/1993, BIO (93) 97. 8 Joint Council. 34 EU/Gulf States: Prospect of Free Trade Agreement Taking Shape, European Report, no. 2354, /28/ 1998. 16, · NATO took a isive step in building closer relations wi Gulf Cooperation Council countries wi e launch in 2004 of e Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI), which has helped to foster cooperation and deepen common understanding. 01, · e Gulf Cooperation Council said late Sunday it will meet in Riyadh on . . It’s e group’s 40 summit. e meeting had been scheduled to . , · Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Tuesday welcomed e heads of delegations from e Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries for e 40 summit in Riyadh to discuss regional and global. Event: Ministerial Meeting EU-Gulf Cooperation Council. On 5 April 2005, Jean Asselborn, Minister for Foreign Affairs and current President of e Council of e European Union, co-chaired e 15 Joint Council and Ministerial Meeting between e European Union and e six member states of e Gulf Cooperation Council in Bahrain. e FAC agenda includes a strategic discussion of EU-Latin America relations, e Union’s new strategy on China, migration, and e EU’s Global Strategy. Finally, Mr. Kotzias will participate in e EU-Gulf Cooperation Council (EU-GCC) Ministerial Meeting, which will conclude wi a working dinner on e evening of e 18 y. 07, · Addressing a meeting on e sidelines of e Gulf Cooperation Summit in Bahrain, said Britain would invest more an 3 billion pounds in defence spending in . Koch’s work combines e analysis of e Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states on pertinent foreign and security issues, wi a particular interest in GCC-EU relations. He is particularly interested in better understanding e dynamics driving regional security issues in e Gulf region and promoting aspects of cooperative security among. e European Union and e Gulf Cooperation Council signed an Economic Cooperation Agreement in 1988 which laid e framework for e elaboration of a bilateral free trade agreement between e two regional blocs. Formal negotiations began in 1990 and are still not concluded. While e EU has powerful economic interests in liberalising investment rules in e Gulf States, so at EU. Agreed minutes of e first MERCOSUR-GCC meeting: 26-27 ember 2005: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Press Communiqué of e first MERCOSUR-GCC meeting: 2005: Framework Agreement between MERCOSUR and e Gulf Cooperation Council -11 2005. 4 Joint Heal Week Group Meeting of Turkey - Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was held in Ankara on April 12, . Undersecretary Prof. Dr. Eyüp GÜMÜŞ, General Director of EU and Foreign Affairs Dr. Öner GÜNER, General Director of Heal Services Prof. Dr. Nurullah OKUMUŞ, Vice President of Turkey Medicine and Medical Device Ismail. 29, · Historically, regional governance has tended to be based on nation states in geographical proximity cooperating for eir mutual security, archetypal examples being e European Union, Gulf Cooperation Council and ASEAN. RIYADH: e EU welcomed e formation of e Red Sea Council, aimed at securing e waterways of e Red Sea and e Gulf of Aden. e Red Sea and e Gulf of Aden are two of e world’s busiest. 30, · e meeting was intended t o explore ways for e Council to overcome divisions and tackle collectively regional challenges, rough promoting regional dialogue and cooperation, and, in each country of e region, strong state institutions at are respectful of . 01, · e Foreign Secretary noted at e e European Council should be a stocktake of e work begun in ember and highlighted e importance of e EU’s cooperation wi NATO. e Council. Climate action is an integral part of e EU's foreign policy agenda. rough climate diplomacy and cooperation initiatives, e EU aims to build political will and trust to advance global action, ensure e effectiveness of development cooperation, and build capacity to support partner countries in eir efforts. Diversification of e GCC economies, supported by greater openness to trade and higher foreign investment, can have a large impact on grow. Such measures can support higher, sustained, and more inclusive grow by improving e allocation of resources across sectors and producers, creating jobs, triggering technology spillovers, promoting knowledge, creating a more competitive business. Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas participated on Wednesday, 20 April , in e proceedings of e 21st EU-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Ministerial Meeting, which was held in Abu Dhabi (UAE) under e co-chairmanship of EU High Representative Ca erine Ashton and UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. FM apprises EU counterpart of Muslims Pakistan was kept in FATF’s Grey list despite meeting 14 out of 27 points given by FATF. even countries of e Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Germany currently leads e body, which was set up in 1989 and currently includes 37 member jurisdictions and two regional organizations, e European Commission and e Gulf Cooperation Council. Wi e 25 European Union-Gulf Cooperation Council (EU-GCC) Ministerial meeting set to take place in Brussels on 18 y , we, e undersigned organisations, call on Ms Federica Mogherini, High Representative of e European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, as well as e ministers of EU member states, to raise a number of pressing human rights issues wi e. 13, · At e beginning of e meeting, e Assembly observed a minute of silence in honour of Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, Amir of Kuwait, who died on 29 at age 91. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al ani, e emir, had been invited to take his place at Tuesday’s Gulf Cooperation Council heads of state meeting in Riyadh, which would have sent a signal at e two. e Saudi-led coalition cited Qatar's alleged support for terrorism as e main reason for eir actions, insisting at Qatar had violated a agreement wi e members of e Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), of which Qatar is a member. Saudi Arabia and o er countries have criticized Al Jazeera and Qatar's relations wi Iran. e new Gulf Union should replace e existing GCC, which was founded in 1981 and has a common ket and a unified defense, and is working tod a single currency. Also at is year's summit, Syria and Iran will dominate e foreign policy agenda. Economic achievements initiated by e League amongst member states have been less impressive an ose achieved by smaller Arab organisations such as e Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Among em is e Arab Gas Pipeline, at will transport Egyptian and Iraqi gas to .