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Official: Yemen to request membership in GCC next month

‘We will present a plan in Saudi Arabia next month’ spokesman Rajeh Badi said

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Yemen's government will request membership in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a powerful grouping of Arab Gulf monarchies, the country's spokesman said on Wednesday.

“We will present a plan in Saudi Arabia next month that will prepare Yemen to be included in the GCC,” Rajeh Badi told Reuters by telephone from Qatar.

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