The annual 34th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) two-day summit kicked off in Kuwait on Tuesday, with talks over the formation of a Gulf Union topping the agenda.

Oman stirred controversy earlier this week after voicing its objection to a Gulf Union of six nations, an idea that was previously suggested by regional heavyweight Saudi Arabia.
Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi said” from the new body if the five other GCC members (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar) decide to form a union.

Riyadh’s idea of upgrading the GCC was first proposed in 2011 and supported by Bahrain. But because of reservations by some members, it was put on hold. […]