Bahrain to fly GCC flag alongside Bahraini flag

May 24, 2011

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) flag will be flown along the Bahraini flag at the borders and in all places related to common GCC activities, the government said.

The decision will come into effect on Wednesday at 10am, according to a statement released following the weekly meeting.

“The new flag rule is in line with the decision taken by the 31st GCC summit in Abu Dhabi,” the government said.

A large number of Bahrainis have been pushing for closer integration of their country in the six-member alliance that also includes Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

The GCC was launched in 1981 in Abu Dhabi.



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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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