Egypt and Jordan could become members of the Peninsula Defense Shield - if a Parliamentary proposal is passed.
The draft bill was unanimously approved by Bahraini Members of Parliament Tuesday, who referred it to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and National Security Committee for further review, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN).
Minister of State for Parliament and Shura Council Affairs Abdulaziz Al Fadhel said it could take time for the proposal to be implemented.
“There are political issues that are related to the formation of the GCC and we have nothing against the idea in principle, but it has to go to the parliamentary committee concerned for feedback.”
Meanwhile, Parliament approved amendments made by the Shura Council to the new unified GCC security and military personnel social insurance law. It will be ratified by HM King Hamad.
Photo: Royal Bahraini Army M113A2s during Peninsula Shield 9 (March 2013)