All four countries agreed to restore ties with Qatar, including flights
All four countries have agreed to restore ties with Qatar, including flights.
Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud said, Gulf leaders have signed a “solidarity and stability” agreement towards ending the diplomatic rift with Qatar at a summit in Saudi Arabia.
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Saudi Foreign Minister, Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud said during the press conference, “What happened today at the summit was a complete folding of the dispute with Qatar and a complete return to diplomatic relations. Agreement restores full diplomatic relations between Qatar and the four nations. Extremely pleased that all outstanding issues will go back to normal.”
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Nayef Falah al-Hajraf, Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) attended the joint news conference at the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) 41st Summit in Al-Ula.
Earlier today, Qatar's Amir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has arrived in Al Ula, Saudi Arabia where the 41st session of the Supreme Council of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) took place.
Upon arrival, HH the Amir received a warm welcome from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The breakthrough announcement regarding the reopening of the Qatar-Saudi borders was made by the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah.
Brief points from the Gulf Summit:
- The Gulf Summit confirmed the strengthening of the role of the GCC through unifying political positions and developing strategic partnerships.
- The states affirmed that no state’s sovereignty be violated or its security targeted.
- Al Ula agreement calls for restoring Gulf Cooperation and brotherly ties.
- The agreement calls for non-interference in internal affairs.
- The agreement calls for jointly combating any threats to Gulf Security.
- Gulf Summit represents a new page for Gulf stability and security.
- Enhancing military integration among the GCC states to meet the challenges.
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