It has been reported that Saudi Arabia will reopen its air, land and sea borders to Qatar as of Monday. The statement was made by the Foreign Minister of Kuwait.
Official authorities announced that the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, will also attend the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Saudi Arabia.
Kuwait and the United States sought to re-establish diplomatic, commercial and travel relations that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut with Qatar in 2017 in order to restore unity in the region in the fight against Iran.
Kuwait Foreign Minister Ahmed Nasser Al Sabah stated that an agreement was reached between the two countries to open air, land and sea borders before the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit to begin tomorrow in Saudi Arabia.
In a statement he made to Kuwait television, El Sabah noted that a statement would be signed at the summit. The summit was scheduled for December, but Riyadh’s insistence on resolving the dispute with Qatar caused the summit to be delayed.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt were boycotting Qatar for supporting terrorism. Doha denies the accusations and argues that the embargo was done to overshadow its sovereignty.
A list of 13-point demands was submitted to Doha for the resolution of the dispute. These include the closure of Al-Jazeera, one of Turkey bases will be closed, cutting off the connection to the Muslim Brotherhood and had a reduction of relations with Iran.
A senior Trump administration official stated that White House adviser Jared Kushner flew to Saudi Arabia to attend the signing ceremony, together with Middle East special envoy Avi Berkowitz and Foreign Ministry special adviser Brian Hook.