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Gulf residents can soon travel to GCC countries on single visa

The Siasat Daily 27 Sep 2023
Gulf countries are considering the implementation of a single-visa system that would allow residents to travel freely within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The GCC comprises six member states—Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Ahmed bin Mohammed attends AMF 2023 session featuring GCC Secretary General

Urdu Point 26 Sep 2023
He praised the exceptional political and military coordination among GCC states but acknowledged the need for greater economic collaboration. He emphasised that GCC leaders must wholeheartedly embrace long-term economic integration since it is beneficial for the region.

GCC sovereign wealth funds' assets under management grow to $3.6 trillion

The National 25 Sep 2023
GCC sovereign wealth funds’ assets under management have grown 70 per cent since 2018 to reach $3.6 trillion, driven by an increase in oil and gas prices, and as they continue to invest actively, according to a new report ... The success of their investments will be key for the long-term economic, social and political prospects of the Gulf countries.".

India’s proposed multinational economic corridor likely to be a game changer in global trade

Khaleejtimes 17 Sep 2023
By emphasising trade in energy, the project is banking on the region’s comparative advantage in providing cheap and reliable energy to the rest of the world,” Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg, GCC assistant secretary-general for political affairs and negotiation, wrote in a column ... Economists and diplomats argue that the IMEC has an edge over the BRI ... .

Saudi Arabia and Lebanon: A Love-Hate Relationship

The Washington Institute 13 Sep 2023
Former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri—whom the kingdom considered a loyal citizen of both countries—managed to fulfill Saudi’s plan in Lebanon, which was focused on reconstruction, investments, and development of the financial sector—with little attention to the war’s collective history, sectarian politics, or the growing Syrian hegemony in Lebanon.

ZEN DLAMINI: How Gulf Co-operation Council PPPs can boost Africa’s development

Business Day 11 Sep 2023
Enter the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC), a regional, intergovernmental, political and economic union comprising Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates ... The GCC’s strategic policy priorities and economic diversification interests align with the opportunity to support Africa’s development agenda. .

Why India’s G20 leaders’ summit has an unprecedented Middle Eastern presence 

Arab News 09 Sep 2023
India is the GCC’s third-largest oil market and sources about a third of its oil from the six states of the bloc ... “Similarly, India has cemented its political relations with GCC oil and gas exporters to hedge against geopolitical shocks and ensure a stable supply of energy.”.

GCC-Japan discuss free trade, economic cooperation

Arab News 08 Sep 2023
The GCC-Japan ministerial meeting on Thursday in Riyadh — co-chaired by Japan’s Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and his Omani counterpart Sayyid Badr Albusaidi — saw talks take place on free trade and various political and economic challenges ... Hayashi said the GCC countries ...

Tehran urges "goodwill" from GCC to safeguard "shared regional interests": spokesman

Xinhua 08 Sep 2023
Turning to the GCC statement's claims about Iran's nuclear program, he said, "Iran will continue, in a constructive way, proceeding with its peaceful nuclear program and cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) under the Non-Proliferation Treaty and the ...

Japan’s FM Hayashi to focus on trade, investment at GCC-Japan meeting

Arab News 06 Sep 2023
7 for a GCC-Japan ministerial meeting, with talks expected to focus on trade, investment and global security challenges. In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, Hayashi said the meeting with the GCC foreign ministers will see an exchange of views on regional and world affairs ... The foreign ministers’ meeting forms part of the GCC’s 157th session.

Student Information System to grow by USD 8.73 billion between 2022 to 2027, North America ...

Longview News-Journal 06 Sep 2023
NEW YORK, Sept ... North America is going to have lucrative growth during the forecast period ... Geography Overview. ... Segmentation Overview ... These investments are�beneficial for SIS implementations ... Furthermore, favorable political developments in countries like�the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)�have aroused interest in pursuing education�related to STEM.

Houthi missiles hit Marib as GCC chief arrives in Aden

Arab News 31 Aug 2023
GCC chief Jassem Mohammed ... In 2022, the GCC-sponsored Riyadh Consultation on Yemen brought together hundreds of Yemenis from across the political, religious, social and tribal spectrum in a single forum that resulted in the formation of the Presidential Leadership Council.

Why doesn’t Saudi Arabia grant citizenship to expats?

The Siasat Daily 31 Aug 2023
There are people who come from nations where there is a lot of political and social upheaval, which is the official explanation given. There are numerous socioeconomic problems in GCC nations because there are already a lot of foreign residents there. Political asylum would simply worsen the case.

​Future of Middle East should be defined by strategic autonomy of regional actors 25 Aug 2023
Actually, many regional actors in the Middle East, such as Saudi Arabia and the Gulf and Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, have achieved strategic autonomy over the past decade ... In the last decade, Saudi Arabia and the GCC countries have found that the U.S ... Thanks to this, the GCC countries have become another pole in the global political arena.

GCC looks east

China Daily 11 Aug 2023
The GCC is closely monitoring this trend ... The second reason for the GCC's interest in China is the use of new Chinese technologies without political preconditions and noninterference in the domestic affairs of the GCC countries ... Unlike the West, China does not believe in political interference in the GCC countries and opposes regime change.

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