Gulf Arab states have agreed to increase cooperation to combat al-Qaida militants, drug trafficking and money-laundering.
Members of the Gulf Cooperation Council agreed at a meeting in Kuwait City Sunday to a greater sharing of security information, but did not activate a formal counter-terrorism pact reached last May. Ministers indicated that only procedural matters are yet to be worked out.
Terrorist attacks have targeted foreign workers in Saudi Arabia's oil industry.
The Gulf Cooperation Council is a loose political and economic alliance of Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf States.