Will Qatar's emir visit Mecca?

Will Qatar's emir visit Mecca?

Saudi king Salman has sent an official invitation to Qatar's emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to take part in the emergency Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on May 30, the Qatari foreign ministry said in a statement. 
 
The bilateral relations between Riyadh and Doha have been tense since the 2017 crisis, when Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) cut off ties with Qatar and imposed a land, sea, and air blockade on the Gulf state.  

The quartet accuses Doha of supporting "terrorism" and proscribed opposition political movements, such as the Muslim Brotherhood.
 
Earlier this month, King Salman had proposed holding two summits in Mecca at the end of May to discuss recent "aggressions and their consequences" in the region, according to the Saudi Press Agency. 
The announcement followed drone attacks on oil installations in the kingdom and attacks on four vessels, including two Saudi oil tankers, off the coast of the UAE.
 
The source: Aljazeera

27.05.2019

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