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›Relations with Malaysia Negotiations with Arab CountriesNegotiations with the EUThe Peoples Republic of China (PRC) The Islamic Republic of PakistanThe Republic of IndiaRepublic of TurkeyMERCOSUR CountriesEFTA CountriesJapanRelations with the Republic of KoreaSingaporeAustraliaNew ZealandASEANRelations with MalaysiaCurrently selectedWith the European Free Trade Association countries, "noting" The government of Malaysia submitted a proposal to conclude a framework agreement for economic cooperation with the GCC States. The Ministerial Council, at its 116th session (September 2010) approved signing of the framework agreement for economic, technical and investment cooperation between the GCC States and Malaysia. The framework agreement was signed in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on 30th January 2011. It stipulates to form a joint committee for economic, trade, investment and technical cooperation. The Secretariat General has prepared draft joint action between the two sides for the period of 2012-2015, in light of the areas of cooperation contained in the framework agreement. It has been approved by the GCC side on 12th June 2012, in preparation of submitting it to the meeting of the Joint Committee. In addition, the Ministerial Council also agreed to hold an exploratory meeting between the GCC Secretariat General and the government of Malaysia to discuss the possibility of an FTA. This meeting was held at the headquarters of the Secretariat general on 20th February 2011. It was agreed upon to complete the discussions in this topic once the GCC states complete the study of free trade agreements about which they are negotiating with countries and international economic groupings.