Issue 48 - 09 Jun 1981
THE FIRST SUMMIT meeting of the newly formed- Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) was concluded recently in the UAE. The two-day summit was attended by leaders from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and the UAE, who have announced their intention to operate within the framework of the Council to strengthen security and stability in the region. Many informed observers that the region has never recovered from a recent series of political incidents such as the fall of the Shah of Iran, the seizure of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and, last but not least, the conflict between the neighbouring states of Iraq and Iran.

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