1999 News Story

Plan to standardize GCC passports

The secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has announced that most of its member

states had issued standardized passports that can be read electronically, a decision made

at the 18th GCC Summit in Kuwait in 1997.  The aim is to facilitate travel of Gulf citizens

among the six states: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, and the United Arab