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A Gulf union a necessity

Manama - The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has faced lots of criticism


Mustafa Al Zarooni

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Published: Tue 6 Dec 2016, 7:37 AM

Last updated: Wed 7 Dec 2016, 8:05 AM

The Gulf countries remain one, united and resolute on the idea of greater integration despite all the hardships that they have been facing. It reflects how culturally cohesive the people of the GCC countries are before anything else. So, it is time to use the cohesion of the Gulf people and its leaders for the greater good of all.
The Gulf, to those who do not know, is one people under united leadership. They understand well how important they are to each other. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has faced and is still facing lots of criticism and doubts regarding its existence since its first meeting in Abu Dhabi. But the GCC remained firm in its goals despite all the odds. The council notched up several achievements in many fields.
The GCC states exercise a high level of economic, political and security coordination among them. However, we look forward to one united body, and try hard to spread the spirit of the team work. That has been proved by the leaders of the GCC countries time and again under the leader-ship of elder brother - the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We hope that the current tour being paid by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Sal-man bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Ku-wait pays off. The GCC has fortified the relationships among the Arabian Gulf States and helped them to forge closer ties with the other Arab nations which are riven by conflicts and chaos.

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