GCC to consider Jordan, Morocco member requests


The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is considering requests from Morocco and Jordan to join the Gulf Arab political bloc, the secretary general said in a news conference on Tuesday in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

Abdullatif al-Zayani said GCC foreign ministers would hold talks with the foreign ministers of both countries to “complete required procedures”, but it was unclear what kind of membership they were considering for the two Arab, non-Gulf countries.

His remarks came after a summit in Riyadh of the GCC, which groups the countries that border the Arabian Gulf : Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

Reuters, agencies