Saudi King Salman meets with Tillerson, discusses ways to combat terror

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Saudi King Salman has met on Wednesday US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain - the four countries boycotting Qatar - will also meet with Tillerson in Jeddah to discuss the concerns of Qatar crisis.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri received an invitation from his Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir to attend the meeting in Jeddah, reported Al Arabiya.

Shukri will travel to Jeddah following his return on Tuesday evening from the Ivorian capital Abidjan after representing Egypt at the forty-fourth session for the council of foreign ministers of The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

Abu Zeid added that the meeting comes within the framework of the keenness to coordinate positions and assert solidarity among the four countries for the future dealings with Qatar.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be returning to Doha on 13 July to meet with Qatar’s Amir. Tillerson has returned to Kuwait and will fly to Qatar on 13 July reported al-Arabiya correspondent.

The four countries are stressing their adherence to their collective stand and measures taken against Qatar in light of its violation of international laws and norms.

The boycott is the first measure against Qatar’s support for terrorism and extremism and its adverse interference in the Arab states’ internal affairs and threatening their peace and security both nationally and internationally.

This article is also available in Arabic.

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