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UK PM to attend GCC summit

British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to meet the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) next month in Bahrain, Gulf News reported.

The meeting will be held on the sidelines of the annual GCC Summit, which will take place in Bahraini capital Manama.

This will be the 37th summit to be held since the formation of the GCC.

This comes after Bahrain's King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa met Theresa May last month during his visit to London.

The visit sparked controversy with protesters standing outside 10 Downing Street to highlight his country's abuses of human rights.

Bahraini Foreign Minister, Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa, described the visit to the UK as a substantial leap forward "to develop strategic relations among the GCC countries and the UK in a way that serves the interests of both parties."

GCC Secretary-General Abdul Lateef Al Zayani said the GCC is keen to uphold the mutual interests of the body and the UK, especially in ensuring developments in regional security and stability.

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