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Saudi Arabia reopens airspace, borders to Qatar: Kuwait minister

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Saudi Arabia is set to reopen its airspace and land and sea borders to Qatar, according to Kuwait’s foreign minister.

Both land and sea borders will reopen as of Monday night, according to a statement made by Kuwait's foreign minister in televised comment.


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"Based on (Kuwait's ruler Emir) Sheikh Nawaf's proposal, it was agreed to open the airspace and land and sea borders between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the State of Qatar, starting from this evening," says Kuwait’s foreign minister on state TV.

The reopening of the borders come on the eve of the 41st GCC Summit set to be held in Saudi Arabia's AlUla city.

Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani confirmed his attendance at GCC Summit in Saudi Arabia's AlUla, according to an official statement.

Earlier on Monday night, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said that the upcoming GCC summit of Gulf Arab leaders in AlUla will aim to unify the path toward promoting prosperity and achieving the interests of the region.

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