News: India had a virtual meeting with the Gulf Cooperation Council(GCC). During the meeting, India has asked the members of the GCC to facilitate the return of Indians who want to resume work with the relaxing of Covid-19-related restrictions.
- Gulf Cooperation Council(GCC): It is a regional intergovernmental political and economic union established in 1981.
- Members: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE
- Objective: To have coordination, integration and inter-connection between Member States in all fields, strengthening ties between their peoples, formulating similar regulations in various fields and encouraging cooperation of the private sector.
- Headquarters: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.