|Author (Corporate)||European Commission, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy|
|Series Details||JOIN (2022) 13|
Joint Communication published by the European Commission and the EU High-Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, setting out a strategy aimed at broadening and deepening the European Union's cooperation with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and its Member countries.
A strengthened partnership is seen as beneficial for the European Union (EU) and for the Gulf partners. The EU is the world's largest single market, a leader in research in innovation, a relevant security actor in the Gulf region and a leading stakeholder on a number of global challenges. GCC countries are dynamic economies and an important gateway between Europe, Asia and Africa. They are seen as reliable Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) providers, and have some of the best solar and wind resources in the world. The region's security, stability and prosperity bear direct consequences for the EU.
The Joint Communication addresses a series of key policy areas, presenting proposals for strengthened EU-GCC cooperation on energy, green transition and climate change, trade and economic diversification, regional stability and global security, humanitarian and development challenges, and closer people-to-people contacts. It builds on the 1989 EU-GCC Cooperation Agreement.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Multilateral Relations|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU], Gulf Cooperation Council [GCC]|