Saudi Crown Prince meets Qatari emir


Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman held a meeting on Tuesday with Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at Maraya Concert Hall here on the sidelines of the Gulf Cooperation Council summit.

During the meeting, they reviewed relations between the two countries and ways of consolidating the GCC joint action.

The meeting was attended by Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and Minister of State and Cabinet Member Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, and the Qatari emir’s accompanying delegation.

US welcomes restoration of Gulf-Arab cooperation

The United States of America welcomed the restoration of cooperation on military, economic, health, cultural and anti-corruption initiatives among the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).This came in a statement issued yesterday by US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo.

We are encouraged by the progress achieved with Al-Ula’s declaration at the summit of GCC states, which represents a positive step towards restoring Gulf and Arab unity, Pompeo said.

He stressed that a truly united Gulf will bring more prosperity through the free flow of goods and services and more security to GCC’s people.
Pompeo has welcomed the pledge of restoring cooperation in military, economic, health and cultural initiatives, confirming that the restoration of full diplomatic relations will unity all parties in the region against common threats.

In the conclusion of the statement, US Secretary of State Pompeo expressed thanks to the State of Kuwait for its efforts in mediation and support to resolve the Gulf conflict.


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