Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states on Thursday agreed to set up a unified food security network for the region.
The decision, for the establishment of a common food supply network among member states, was taken in an extraordinary meeting of the GCC ministers of commerce on ongoing Gulf efforts to mitigate the fallout of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The Sultanate was represented at the meeting by H. E. Dr. Ali bin Masoud Al-Sunaidi, Minister of Commerce and Industry.
The food security and supply system will enhance the supply of food to and between the six GCC states. Kuwaiti News Agency (KUNA) reported that the proposal was mooted by Kuwait and was agreed by all members.
During the meeting, the GCC ministers also discussed the economic impacts of the globally spreading disease on the GCC countries, it said, adding that there would be more coordinative meetings in this regard.