GCC leaders welcome Gulf Union proposal

The leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries have welcomed a proposal from the Saudi king for a Gulf Union.

Riyadh: The leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have welcomed a proposal from the Saudi king for a Gulf Union.

Saudi king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who is the current chairman of the GCC, had made the proposal at a session of the GCC supreme council Monday in Riyadh.

A statement issued by the GCC secretariat Tuesday said: "The leaders have given directives to the ministerial council to form a specialised body that will be mandated to study the proposal in all its aspects."
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