BACK TO A UNITED GCC FRONT?
At the 35th GCC Summit held in Doha last month, the GCC member states discussed the creation of a regional police force in addition to a joint naval force to improve cooperation against terrorism.
The police force will be based out of the United Arab Emirates' capital of Abu Dhabi while the naval force will operate out of Bahrain. The creation of the police force, known as GCC-POL, and the naval force was announced at the conclusion of the Gulf bloc's annual summit.
The leaders also reiterated their support for a political solution in both Yemen and Syria and condemned the militias currently operating in Libya.
They also voiced their support for the Libyan elected national council as the legitimate body to govern the country. Additionally, the communique announced that the leaders unanimously supported the political roadmap in Egypt and President Abdul Fattah Al Sisi.