The Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, confirmed that the Kingdom would reopen its embassy in Qatar “within days” after reaching an agreement on settling the Gulf crisis.
Ibn Farhan said, in an interview with Al-Arabiya channel, today, Thursday, that “the Al-Ula agreement will be a strong basis for Gulf and Arab coordination.”
He added, “Al-Ula agreement lays the basis for solving all outstanding problems, and we trust that everyone who signed the Al-Ula agreement has the intention to implement it.”
He also stressed that all the four countries that signed this document agree on the importance of reconciliation with Qatar, adding that the opening of the Saudi embassy in Doha will take place within days and there is a Saudi technical team working on that.
Starting from July 5, 2017, the Gulf region witnessed severe internal tension against the background of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt severing their relations with Qatar, and the suspension of maritime, land and air traffic with the emirate, which the 4 countries accused of “supporting terrorism” and turning away from the Arab region towards Iran and Turkey, This led to a political crisis between the aforementioned countries, in addition to a wide media war.
In a major breakthrough to settle this crisis, the Gulf Cooperation Council states and Egypt adopted, at the summit hosted by the Saudi city of Al-Ula on January 5th, a statement affirming the “unity of the Gulf ranks” and laying down basic principles for resolving tension.
Source: “Al Arabiya” + agencies