Arabian monarchies sign agreement to end conflict with Qatar

05 January


Participants at the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit of Bahrain, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Qatar signed an agreement on Tuesday in the Saudi city of Al-Ula to end the diplomatic crisis with Qatar. Al Arabiya TV channel broadcast live from the meeting.

The reconciliation agreement, announced on January 4 by Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nasser al-Sabah, aims to normalize relations with Doha and includes lifting the blockade, opening airspace and sea and land borders with Qatar. "I thank the Gulf leaders for these courageous steps," said Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who chaired the summit. - The summit played an important role in strengthening brotherhood and stability in the region." The document was endorsed by all six monarchies.



Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor and son-in-law to the US President, who participated in the negotiations to reach agreements on normalizing relations between Qatar and the four Arab countries, was present at the summit, as was Sameh Shoukry, the Egyptian Foreign Minister. Egypt agreed to the resumption of air flights with Qatar.


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