MENA Observatory – UAE
The Kuwaiti capital hosted a Qatari-Emirati meeting, the first of its kind since the Gulf reconciliation was held, at the Al-Ula Summit, which was held in Saudi Arabia at the beginning of this year, and put an end to the boycott that Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt conducted against Qatar in 2017.
The meeting included a discussion of the outcomes of the Al-Ula summit, and ways to implement them, in addition to discussing joint mechanisms and procedures, with the aim of preserving Gulf cohesion, developing mechanisms for joint Gulf action, and in a way that achieves stability and prosperity in the region, according to the Emirates News Agency.
It is noteworthy that last month witnessed a unique meeting between the permanent representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations and the permanent representative of Qatar, in the first official meeting between Qatar and Saudi Arabia after the Gulf reconciliation.
The Saudi Press Agency “SPA” confirmed that “the permanent representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, Abdullah Al-Mouallimi, met in his office at the headquarters of the Kingdom’s delegation in New York, the permanent representative of Qatar, Sheikha Alia Al Thani.”
Last month, the “Al-Ula Summit” in Saudi Arabia witnessed the fall of the curtain on the Gulf crisis, which has entered its fourth year, following political differences between Egypt, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain on the one hand, and Qatar on the other hand.
The agency also pointed out that “Al-Muallami and Al Thani reviewed the bilateral relations between the two countries, and ways to enhance cooperation and coordination on common issues in the corridors of the United Nations.”
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