GCC leaders approve to set up rapid deployment force

GCC leaders approve to set up rapid deployment force
16 Dec
Kuwait - The Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques,  King Abdullah arrived in Riyadh yesterday, coming from Kuwait after presiding over Saudi Arabia's delegation to GCC Summit Conference in its 30th Session that ended yesterday.
 Gulf Arab states have agreed to create a joint rapid deployment force to address security threats in the world’s top oil-exporting region, ratifying a defensive strategy that encompass upgrading of capabilities of the joint Al-Jazeera Shield, joint military projects and sustaining cooperation in the issue of arms-smuggling to GCC countries.
As the Gulf leaders ended the two-day talks, a GCC monetary union pact took effect on Tuesday, a major achievement of the summit that would bring the Gulf Cooperation Council states closer toward launching a single GCC currency.
The GCC leaders approved the appointment of the Bahraini nominee as the next Secretary General of the Gulf bloc as of 2011.
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