EU Adopts Draft GCC Communique Ahead Of Meeting


The EU Foreign Affairs Council has adopted the EU position on the draft joint communique and the draft agenda for the EU-GCC Joint Council and Ministerial Meeting in Abu Dhabi, on 20 April.

The texts were adopted by the EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg on Tuesday, said an EU statement.

The UAE holds the current GCC Presidency.


Last week senior officials from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the EU had met in Brussels to prepare for the Abu Dhabi meeting.

The EU side will be led by High Representative Catherine Ashton.

Meanwhile, the EU foreign ministers decided to impose additional sanctions including an assets freeze and a visa ban on 32 individuals deemed responsible for serious human rights violations in Iran.

These measures form part of the EU’s dual-track policy of sanctioning human rights violations and seeking engagement on human rights issues where possible with Iran, noted an EU statement.

The decision and the regulation will be published in the EU Official Journal later today.


KUNA is the Kuwait News Agency

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