Gulf Co-operation Council (2)

The structure of the organization consists of the Supreme Council, the Ministerial Council and the Secretariat General.

The Supreme Council (the highest authority of the GCC) comprises the heads of state of the six member countries. The Supreme Council meets once a year in ordinary session. Emergency sessions can be convened at any time by the heads of any two member states. The chairmanship of the Council is held by each member state in turn. Resolutions are carried by majority vote. The Supreme Council is responsible for determining the overall policy of the GCC and for ratifying recommendations presented to it by the Ministerial Council or the Secretariat General.

The Ministerial Council comprises the Foreign Ministers of the six member countries. The Ministerial Council meets once every three months in ordinary session. Emergency sessions can be convened at any time by the Foreign Ministers of any two member states. The Ministerial Council draws up policies and makes recommendations on means of developing co-operation and co-ordination amongst member states in the economic, social and cultural spheres.

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