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Gulf nations agree for unity


Gulf nations agree for unity


On January 5, 2021, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister declared that all ties between Qatar and the Gulf nations have been restored.

Leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), signed on Tuesday two documents of solidarity and stability, the Al Ula Declaration, named after the Saudi city where this year’s regional summit was held, and a final communique.

The Al Ula agreement confirms, after years of conflict, the unity and stability of the Gulf, Arabia and Islam.
Saudi Arabia had led a coalition of Gulf countries and others to cut ties and transport links with Qatar in June 2017 after it was seen supporting radical groups.
At the conclusion of the summit, Prince Faisal bin Farhan said “What happened today is a turning of the page on all points of difference and a full return of diplomatic relations.”

The summit started off on the best of terms after Saudi borders and airspace were reopened to Qatar. The countries, along with Oman and Kuwait who acted as mediators between the two sides, signed the agreement on rapprochement after Riyadh reopened its land, sea and air borders to Doha.

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani , visiting Saudi Arabia for the first time since the crisis began, was taken with the other leaders through the Al Ula landscape to the fascinating Maraya Concert Hall, a mirrored structure located in a nearby valley.

Later, Saudi state media said Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met separately with Qatar’s sovereign, Sheikh Tamim, after the duo publicly embraced at the airport.

“During the meeting, they reviewed the bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries and the ways to consolidate the joint action of the Gulf Cooperation Council,” the official Saudi news agency said.

Also present at the signing of the agreement was Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, who is very close to the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohamed bin Salman. And to recognize the importance of Washington’s mediation was the same host, who stressed the “efforts” of Kuwait, mediator country, and the U.S.


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