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Saudi foreign minister lands in Kuwait, Qatar confirms GCC summit participation

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Uncertainty continues to prevail on whether GCC countries will be attending the 38th GCC summit which is set to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Kuwait had invited the GCC countries and while Qatar confirmed its presence, the boycotting countries did not.

On an earlier occasion, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain had said that they refuse to participate in any summit which includes Qatar.

However, according to an Al Arabiya Channel correspondant on Monday, the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir arrived in Kuwait in the afternoon. .

The Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said on Sunday that Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will be participating at the summit.

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

The meeting also touched upon preparations for the upcoming summit.