What remains of the GCC?

GCC summit cut short by a day

What remains of the GCC?

In a press statement, Al-Zayani expressed his deep surprise at attempts by some Qatari media organs to hold his position as GCC Secretary-General as responsible for resolving the GCC crisis.

The Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) unity and solidarity is still intact, standing against various kinds of challenges and trials over the years, said Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah Monday.

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Al-Zayani expressed his disapproval of what some journalists in Qatar are doing by attempting to link the crisis with his Bahraini nationality and his well-known position in the Gulf kingdom, affirming his full commitment to discharging his responsibilities, tasks and duties as assigned by the Supreme Council to preserve the cohesion of the GCC system and its achievements and its regional and global standing.

The Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and his fellow GCC leaders hope that the summit will continue to be the venue that serves the people of the region and carries on the rapid development of GCC nations, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled added.

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The blockading countries sent relatively low-level delegations.

The new committee will promote "shared religious, historical, social and cultural ties between the UAE and Saudi Arabia", and "out of keenness to consolidate the fraternal relations between them", according to the UAE news agency WAM.

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Does the GCC still have a future - or has it been damaged beyond fix?

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