GCC-EU annual talks postponed
Brussels, June 19, 2014
The GCC has postponed an annual high-level meeting with the European Union, it was announced yesterday (June 18).
The talks, scheduled for June 23 in Luxembourg, were “postponed at the GCC’s request,” according to an EU spokesman, reported the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
“The EU is obviously disappointed at the postponement and hopes that the meeting can be rescheduled soon, as EU-GCC relations are of great importance,” said Michael Mann, spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.
A diplomatic source said the GCC had cited a joint statement on Bahrain adopted earlier this month in Geneva by the UN Human Rights Council as the reason behind the postponement. - TradeArabia News Service