Policy paper

Gulf Co-operation Council – United Kingdom, first summit: joint communiqué

This joint communiqué follows the first summit of the Gulf Co-operation Council and the UK, held in Bahrain on 6 to 7 December 2016.



Prime Minister Theresa May attended the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) in Bahrain on 6 to 7 December 2016 to reaffirm and deepen the strong partnership and co-operation between the GCC and the UK.

The leaders agreed to launch the GCC-UK Strategic Partnership to foster closer relations in all fields, including political, defence, security, and trade. They also agreed to enhance people-to-people contact, and develop collective approaches to regional issues to advance their shared interest in stability and prosperity.

Published 7 December 2016