The Saudi Crown Prince receives the Emir of Qatar in Jeddah on his second visit to the Kingdom since the Gulf reconciliation

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                Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, received in Jeddah on Monday for talks, his second visit to the kingdom since relations were restored between the two countries in January after a three-year dispute.  Since the reconciliation took place, there have been cautious steps towards a return to normalcy, including the resumption of air travel and the reopening of Qatar's only land border with Saudi Arabia.
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                                    <p>After sharing it on <strong>The Gulf Summit in Saudi Arabia</strong> Last January, the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, arrived in the Kingdom on Monday for talks, the second visit since the Gulf reconciliation.

He received the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin SalmanSheikh Tamim, the de facto ruler of the kingdom, is in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, according to photos and a statement published by Saudi media.

The official Qatar News Agency said that the visit, which came at the invitation of Saudi King Salman, aims to discuss bilateral relations and other issues of “common interest.”

Saudi Arabia, along with its allies Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt, cut ties with Doha in June 2017 after accusing it of being close to Iran and supporting extremist groups, allegations denied by Qatar.

In January, however, these countries agreed to restore relations with Qatar after diplomatic efforts by the administration of former US President Donald Trump.

Sheikh Tamim last visited the kingdom in January to attend the Al-Ula summit hosted by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which paved the way for Doha to return to its regional surroundings.

Since the reconciliation took place, there have been cautious steps towards returning to normalcy, including the resumption of air travel between former adversaries andThe reopening of Qatar’s only land border with Saudi Arabia.

France 24 / AFP

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