January 4th local time, Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sabah announced after concluding his visit to Qatar that Saudi Arabia and Qatar had agreed to reopen the land, sea and air borders.
Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Ahmed Al-Nasser Mohamed Al-Sabah: Based on the proposal of the Emir of Kuwait, Nawaf, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have reached an agreement to resume the opening of the land, sea and air borders to each other from the evening of the 4th.
Ahmed said that Nawaf is confident that the 41st summit of the Cooperation Council for Arab States in the Gulf to be held in Saudi Arabia on the 5th will be a “conciliation summit” to strengthen cohesion and help solve the relevant problems.
Tamim, Emir of Qatar, led a delegation to attend the current GCC summit.
Tamim received an invitation letter from King Salman of Saudi Arabia to attend this meeting on December 30, 2020.
Salman invited Tamim to the 40th GCC Summit in December 2019, but Tamim did not go.
On June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt announced that Qatar had severed diplomatic relations and imposed sanctions and blockades on Qatar on the grounds of “supporting terrorism” and “destructing regional security”.
Subsequently, several countries announced that they had severed diplomatic relations with Qatar. Founded in 1981, the GCC is headquartered in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. It is the main political and economic security organization in the Gulf region.