GCC leaders have agreed on a number of anti-terrorism measures at the GCC annual meeting, which concluded in Kuwait City on 22 December. ‘Due to the council’s concern to boost security co-operation and co-ordination to fight terrorism, it blessed the adoption of a treaty to combat terrorism,’ said a statement read out by GCC Secretary-General, Abdul Rahman al-Attiya. Officials in Kuwait said that the treaty called for security co-ordination, exchange of information, strengthening security networks tackling the sources of terrorism as well as educational changes. The new text must now be passed by national executive councils. The new security focussed plans are a reaction to recent terrorist threats in the Gulf, primarily in Saudi Arabia. Most of the GCC states have US travel warnings in place.