Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Qatar's ruler to attend Gulf meeting in Kuwait amid dispute

Qatar's ruler to attend Gulf meeting in Kuwait amid dispute

Kuwait City, Dec 4 The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Qatar attended round-table talks today ahead of a regional Gulf summit, in their first such encounter since Riyadh cut all ties with Doha.

He added that Qatar has not yet seen the summit agenda, but the current crisis will be discussed at the meeting.

Speaking at a forum organised by the Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies in Doha, Qatar's Foreign Minister, Mohamed Al-Thani stated, Qatar has accepted the invitation to attend the summit, amid the region's worst political crisis in years.

"It is important that the GCC system remains alive", the minister said.

Attending the UAE's 46th National Day celebrations at the country's embassy in Kuwait, he said Kuwait will welcome GCC leaders on Tuesday and Wednesday, a Wam news age ncy report said.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, all Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members, as well as Egypt on June 5 severed all political and economic relations with tiny gas-rich Qatar.

Qatar denies the accusations, describing attempts to diplomatically isolate it as a violation of global law and its national sovereignty. Qatar denies the allegations.

The Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah also held a meeting with the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Abdullatif al-Zayani.

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