GCC chief, Dr. Nayef Al-Hajraf welcomed reopening of air and land borders between Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Al-Hajraf hailed the announcement; stressing that it came on the eve of the 41st GCC summit; which begins in Saudi Arabia’s historic city of AlUla on Tuesday (Jan. 5).
Saudi Arabia sent a formal invitation to Qatar’s Emir, Tamim Al-Thani, to attend the 41st Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit; state news agency SPA reported on Wednesday.
In a press statement on Monday posted on the official Twitter handle of the GGC, Al-Hajraf also said; “Earlier today the Kuwait Foreign Affairs Minister Ahmad Al-Sabah announced that the air, sea, and land borders; between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as the State of Qatar will re-open as of this evening.”
He also said that the announcement came after a call by Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Sabah to his brothers Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Al Thani and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammed Bin Salman
“This decision on the eve of the 41st GCC summit is a reflection of sincere efforts being made to ensure the success of tomorrow’s summit across all areas despite the exceptional circumstances created by the pandemic. Today’s announcement once again proves that the GCC embodies a deep-rooted partnership that consistently overcomes challenges while advancing the interests of the GCC people thanks to the leadership and wisdom of its leaders,” the GCC chief added.