Member states of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf
There are six member states of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (CCASG) or Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
||Official name (English)||Official name (Arabic)|
|Bahrain||Kingdom of Bahrain||Mamlakat al-Baḥrayn|
|Kuwait||State of Kuwait||Dawlat al-Kuwayt|
|Oman||Sultanate of Oman||Salṭanat ʻUmān|
|Qatar||State of Qatar||Dawlat Qaṭar|
|Saudi Arabia||Kingdom of Saudi Arabia||al-Mamlaka al-ʻArabiyya as-Suʻūdiyya|
|United Arab Emirates||State of the United Arab Emirates||Dawlat al-Imārāt al-‘Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah|
The associate membership of Iraq in certain GCC-related institutions was discontinued after the invasion of Kuwait.
Yemen is (currently[update]) in negotiations for GCC membership, and hopes to join by 2016. The GCC has already approved Yemen's accession to the GCC Standardization Authority, Gulf Organization for Industrial Consultancy, 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.
- see GCC statement on Media Cooperation
- "Yemen hopeful to join GCC in 2016". Yemen Times. December 19, 2006. Retrieved 2007-04-07.
- see The Closing Statement of the Twenty Second Session GCC The Final Communiqué of The 29th Session