Member states of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf

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There are six member states of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (CCASG) or Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).


Common name
Official name (English) Official name (Arabic)
Bahrain Bahrain Kingdom of Bahrain Mamlakat al-Baḥrayn
Kuwait Kuwait State of Kuwait Dawlat al-Kuwayt
Oman Oman Sultanate of Oman Salṭanat ʻUmān
Qatar Qatar State of Qatar Dawlat Qaṭar
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Kingdom of Saudi Arabia al-Mamlaka al-ʻArabiyya as-Suʻūdiyya
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates State of the United Arab Emirates Dawlat al-Imārāt al-‘Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah

Associated members[edit]

The associate membership of Iraq in certain GCC-related institutions was discontinued after the invasion of Kuwait.[1]

Yemen was in negotiations for GCC membership in 2007, and hoped to join by 2016.[2] The GCC has already approved Yemen's accession to the GCC Standardization Authority, Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC),[3] GCC Auditing and Accounting Authority, Gulf Radio and TV Authority, The GCC Council of Health Ministers, The GCC Education and Training Bureau, The GCC Council of Labour & and Social Affairs Ministers, and The Gulf Cup Football Tournament. The Council issued directives that all the necessary legal measures be taken so that Yemen would have the same rights and obligations of GCC member states in those institutions.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ see GCC statement on Media Cooperation Archived 2010-09-12 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Yemen hopeful to join GCC in 2016". Yemen Times. December 19, 2006. Archived from the original on September 22, 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-07.
  3. ^ Yemen joined GOIC in 2009
  4. ^ see The Closing Statement of the Twenty Second Session Archived 2010-09-12 at the Wayback Machine GCC The Final Communiqué of The 29th Session Archived 2010-09-12 at the Wayback Machine

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