The 2nd Joint meeting of the GCC Ministerial Committee forThe GCC Ministerial Committee for Culture and Tourism held the 2nd joint meeting on Thursday, 10 October 2019, in Muscat, Oman. The meeting was chaired by, HE Read more 10October2019Share this news...tweetThe Meeting of the GCC Ministerial Committee for CulturThe GCC Ministerial Committee for Culture held the 23rd meeting on Thursday, 10 October 2019, in Muscat, Oman. The meeting was chaired by, HH Sayyid Haitham bin Read more 10October2019Share this news...tweetThe Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council participatesUnder the patronage HH Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, Minister of Heritage and Culture of the Sultanate of Oman and the GCC Ministers of Culture, the Secretary Read more 10October2019Share this news...tweetThe 16th Meeting of the GCC Supreme Military Committee ofThe GCC Military Committee of the Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces held the 16th meeting on Thursday, 10 October 2019, in Muscat, Oman; with the participation of the Read more 10October2019Share this news...tweetThe Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council launchesThe Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani launched the Spatial Platform for the GCC Sustainable Development Goals Read more 09October2019Share this news...tweet News Events No content found More Events Menu عربي ×News × Events ×Employees Mail × . . × × HomeAbout GCC Member StatesThe CharterOrganizational StructureObjectivesLogo Secretariat General Secretary GeneralAssistant SecretariesTendersJobs GCC AchievementsCurrently selected AchievementsProjects Statements Supreme CouncilMinisterial Council Data Events And Competitions EventsCompetitions Cognitive Sources Laws and RegulationsAgreementsDigital LibraryGCC Statistics Media Center GCC NewsAdvertisingMultimedia LibraryMailing ListLinks Contact US Contact USOffices Search Employees Mail Regional Cooperation and Economic Relations with other Countries and Groupings Regional Cooperation and Economic Relations with other Countries and Groupings الرئيسية›Home›GCC Achievements›Achievements›Regional Cooperation and Economic Relations with other Countries and Groupings›MERCOSUR Countries Negotiations with Arab CountriesNegotiations with the EUThe Peoples Republic of China (PRC) The Islamic Republic of PakistanThe Republic of IndiaRepublic of TurkeyMERCOSUR CountriesCurrently selectedEFTA CountriesJapanRelations with the Republic of KoreaSingaporeAustraliaNew ZealandASEANRelations with MalaysiaWith the European Free Trade Association countries, "noting" The GCC Ministerial Council (89th session, December 2003) decided to authorize the General Coordinator for Negotiations to make contacts with the MERCOSUR countries with a view to launching an economic dialogue with the group and developing a mechanism for this dialogue through a framework agreement on economic cooperation. The Framework Agreement on Economic Cooperation between the GCC States and the MERCOSUR group was signed at Brasilia on 10 May 2005, on the sidelines of the meetings of the Arab-South American Summit.Negotiations to conclude an agreement establishing a free trade zone between the GCC and the MERCOSUR began at a meeting between experts from both sides held at the headquarters of the Secretariat on 9-10 October 2006. Other meetings were held and some of the issues concerning the FTA were accomplished.