SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 6 December 2021, Monday |

GCC: New Unified Military Command headquarters in Riyadh a ‘message of determination’

The Gulf Cooperation Council stated that the new headquarters of the Unified Military Command in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, sends “a message of determination to protect the GCC states’ achievements.”

The GCC defense ministers met for the eighteenth time on Monday at the General Secretariat headquarters in Riyadh, led by Lieutenant-General Abdullah bin Hassan al-Nuaimi, Minister of Defense Affairs in the Kingdom of Bahrain and meeting chairman.

In its most recent meeting, the Gulf states’ Supreme Council of Leaders agreed to amend Article VI of the joint defense agreement by renaming the “Joint Peninsula Shield Forces” command the “Unified Military Command of the Gulf Cooperation Council.”

The Supreme Council also approved the Joint Defense Council’s decisions on military integration among the GCC states at its seventeenth session, and affirmed support for joint military integration efforts to achieve collective security for the GCC states.