|10 December, 2019

Gulf Arab summit calls for financial and monetary unity by 2025

The statement, read by GCC General Secretary Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani and broadcast live, called also for boosting military and security cooperation

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud meets Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum during the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) 40th Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 10, 2019. Saudi Press Agency/Handout via REUTERS.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud meets Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum during the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) 40th Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 10, 2019. Saudi Press Agency/Handout via REUTERS.

DUBAI- A summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries called for finalising legislation for regional economic integration by 2025, including financial and monetary unity, according to the meeting's final communique.

The statement, read by GCC General Secretary Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani and broadcast live, called also for boosting military and security cooperation to maintain regional security.

(Reporting by Aziz El Yaakoubi; Editing by Jon Boyle) ((aziz.elyaakoubi@thomsonreuters.com; +971552994086; Reuters Messaging: aziz.elyaakoubi.reuters.com@reuters.net))

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