RIYADH, May 18 (KUNA) -- The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) said on Wednesday it welcomed the approval of a joint proposal on building a "strategic partnership" with the European Union (EU), hailing the move as a measure that would bolster bilateral cooperation.
The Gulf Arab bloc is eager to "enhance the strategic partnership" it has forged with the EU, its chief Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf said in a statement, citing his aspirations for greater bilateral relations.
The EU had discussed plans to broaden its cooperation with the GCC, saying on Wednesday it had approved a working plan on the matter, according to its top diplomat Josep Borrell. (end) mdm.nam