Riyadh, January 5 Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Faisal said on the 5th that Saudi Arabia and other countries have resumed full diplomatic relations with Qatar.
The 41st summit of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) was held in the western Saudi city of Euler on the 5th.
At the summit, the leaders signed the Euler Declaration.
At a press conference held after the summit, Faisal said that the Euler Declaration witnessed strong political will and goodwill of all countries, and Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have resumed full diplomatic relations with Qatar, opening a “new chapter” in promoting regional security and stability.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed said that the declaration signed by the GCC member states is essential for regional unity and stability, and the Gulf countries urgently need to unite, especially in the face of regional threats.
Earlier that day, Tamim, the Emir of Qatar (Head of State), arrived in Euler to participate in the GCC summit.
This is the first visit to Saudi Arabia by the Emir of Qatar in more than three years.
The website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar issued a statement on the evening of the 5th welcoming the declaration signed at the GCC summit.
The statement said that Gulf unity has always been Qatar’s first option, and restoring regional people’s unity is the goal of Qatar’s efforts, and Qatar hopes that the region will be more united, developed and stable.
In June 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”.
Founded in 1981, the GCC is headquartered in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.
Its member countries include Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.
It is the main political and economic security organization in the Gulf region.