India Signs MoU With the GCC

Published on September 12, 2022
Current Context: Minister of External Affairs, S Jaishankar signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Secretary-General of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf.
India Signs MoU With the GCC
  • The MoU was signed on the mechanism of consultations between India and the GCC.
  • India's economic ties with the GCC have gradually increased as a result of oil imports.
  • During 2020-21, India’s imports from GCC were USD59.3 billion and its exports to GCC were USD28.06 billion.
  • GCC is an intergovernmental economic and political alliance between the six Arab nations, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.
  • It was established in 1981 to promote economic, security, cultural, and social cooperation between the six Arab States. Its Secretariat is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


Q.1 Recently an MoU was signed between India and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Which of the following countries is NOT a part of GCC?
a. Iran
b. Kuwait
c. Qatar
d. Oman

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