Qatari PM to attend Gulf summit in Saudi Arabia amid blockade

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Qatari PM to attend Gulf summit in Saudi Arabia amid blockade

Qatar's Prime Minister, H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani and Interior Minister will attend a Gulf summit in Makkah this weekend amid blockade, This is the first high-level meetings with blockading countries since the embargo was imposed nearly two years before.

The face-to-face between H E Sheikh Abdullah and top officials from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and other countries will wttend the meeting starting on Thursday, a high-level source told Al Jazeera on Wednesday.

The summit is expected to focus on regional security issues amid soaring tension between Iran and the United States and its Gulf allies.

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al received an invitation from Saudi King Salman to attend the GCC Emergency Summit in Makkah Al Mukkramah, on May 30. 

 

Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H E Lulwa Al Khater, tweeted: “The State of Qatar, which has never neglected to guarantee its dynamic and positive cooperation in Arab, Islamic and international occasions, is once again by organizing the incomparable enthusiasm of the region over between state contrasts". 

"Along these lines the leadership of the State of Qatar has chosen to take an participate in the three summits of Makkah with the participation of His Excellency the Prime Minister Sheik Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani,” the tweet said. 

"The difficult and delicate circumstance in the region and accelerated escalation once a day requires intelligence and responsible position. In this manner, the participation of the State of Qatar and nations which appreciate reasonability and awareness of other's expectations, is a national and humanitarian obligation to accomplish aggregate security and the incomparable enthusiasm of the general population in the region and to rationalise the discourses,” she added.

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