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Region/Saudi Arabia: Riyadh to host GCC defence centre

Saudi Arabia is to host the Gulf Co-operation Council’s Unified Military Command Headquarters, in the latest sign that, despite their differences, GCC members are taking some steps to develop greater security co-operation. Foreign affairs minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Bin Abdullah signed an agreement with outgoing GCC secretary-general Abdullatif Bin Rashid Al-Zayani on 22 December for Saudi Arabia to act as the host country.

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