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Gulf States, Yemen

United Arab Emirates Bahrain Kuwait Yemen Qatar Saudi Arabia Oman

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The Delegation for relations with the Gulf States, including Yemen, enables the EP to maintain relations with the States of the Arab Peninsula (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Yemen) and with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
The delegation was created in 1979, the year of the first direct elections to the European Parliament, and its work represents an expression of keen interest in the democratisation process in the region, particularly with those states which possess functioning parliamentary institutions (Bahrain, Kuwait and Yemen). The delegation's missions also make it possible to highlight Parliament’s priorities, particularly in the field of human rights. In addition, the delegation monitors closely the negotiations towards the signature of a free trade agreement between the EU and the GCC, which is intended to provide a new institutional framework for commercial and political relations between the two parties.