Q56. Which of the following countries are the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)?
1. Kuwait 2. Oman
3. Yemen 4. Iran
Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only 1 and 2
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is a political and economic alliance of six countries in the Arabian Peninsula: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Established in 1981, the GCC promotes economic, security, cultural and social cooperation between the six states and holds a summit every year to discuss cooperation and regional affairs.
Due to their geographic proximity, similar political systems and common sociocultural stances, the immediate goal was for these countries to protect themselves from threats after the Iran-Iraq War.