No consensus on whether Jordan, Morocco can join GCC

By REUTERS
November 30, 2011 14:08

ABU DHABI - The United Arab Emirates said on Wednesday that there was no consensus yet among Gulf Arab states on admitting Jordan and Morocco to the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

"We must learn from the experience of the European Union, which at some point accepted 10 countries to its membership and look now what happened with the euro," UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan told reporters in Abu Dhabi, referring to the euro zone debt crisis.

Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary General Abdullatif al-Zayani said that GCC foreign ministers planned to meet with the foreign ministers of both countries to "complete required procedures," but it was unclear what kind of membership they were considering for the two Arab, non-Gulf countries.


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