Qatar welcomed the AlUla declaration, which was announced on the sidelines of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held in Saudi Arabia’s AlUla on Tuesday, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Wednesday.
SPA reported that Qatar said that this meeting comes as an extension of the” joint work process in the Gulf” and that it “strengthens the bonds of friendliness and brotherhood between people, anchoring the principles of good neighborliness and mutual respect” in the GCC.
Citing a statement, SPA said Qatar stressed that the unity of the Gulf and the restoration of the unity of the people of the region has always been a priority.
On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on the sidelines of the GCC summit in AlUla, SPA reported.
“During the meeting, they reviewed the bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries, and ways to enhance joint Gulf action,” according to SPA.
The summit saw all Gulf countries sign the AlUla declaration which Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said formally ended the dispute with Qatar.
“What happened today is... the turning of the page on all points of difference and a full return of diplomatic relations,” Prince Faisal told a press conference at the conclusion of the landmark regional summit.