GCC Affairs Dep.
The GCC Affairs Department performs the following functions:
1.To promote and develop bilateral relations between the State of Qatar and GCC Member States and act to attain GCC's objectives in political, economical, cultural, technical and other domains as well as monitor developments in these countries.
2.To study reports from the GCC General Secretariat, state opinion on them and refer them to competent authorities as well as analyze and assess reports and studies from Qatari diplomatic reports in GCC countries and state opinion on them.
3.To study and follow up issues and reports referred to it on conditions and developments in GCC Member States as well as relations between the State of Qatar and GCC countries.
4. To study, assess decisions and reports issued by GCC and its agencies and committees and propose means to implement them as well as monitor their implementation, in coordination with competent Ministries and other governmental institutions.
5.To coordinate with GCC General Secretariat and ministerial councils and committee, and organize the State of Qatar's participation in these conferences as well as prepare studies and reports needed for such participation.
6. To discuss and coordinate with competent authorities inregard to their powers covering economic, cultural, technical and other issues referred to MOFA by GCC countries or GCC General Secretariat or joint GCC committees with a view to studying them and state opinion on them.
7.To prepare studies and reports needed to promote common action and develop cooperation among GCC Member States, in cooperation with competent authorities.
8.To prepare drafts of agreements to be concluded with GCC Member States, in cooperation with MOFA Legal Affairs Department.
9.To monitor and direct Qatari diplomatic missions' activities at GCC countries.
10. To coordinate, monitor and develop relations with GCC diplomatic missions in Qatar.
11.To monitor and assess reports published in GCC press with which the State of Qatar is concerned as well as state opinion on needed procedures or recommendations thereto, in cooperation with Mofa Information Office.
12.To monitor and study bulletins and other publications issued by GCC Member States' missions in Qatar and state views and comments on them, in cooperation with Mofa Information Office.
13.To prepare, monitor and coordinate official visits by high-level delegations from GCC Member States, and submission of reports thereon, and follow up the decisions issued by them.
14.To prepare for works of joint GCC committees, participate in such meetings and follow up decisions adopted by them.
15. To prepare for the works of joint committees with GCC member countries and participation therein and follow up the implementation of decisions issued by these committees.
16.To prepare necessary reports on the State of Qatar's relations with GCC Member States and update information therein.
17.To prepare periodical reports on Qatari diplomatic missions' activities in GCC Member States.