Kuwaiti emir arrives in Qatar after UAE, Saudi visits in hopes to solve spat

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (R) holds hands with Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, June 6, 2017. (Reuters)

Kuwait’s ruler Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has arrived in Qatar on Wednesday after finishing his UAE and Saudi Arabia visits in hopes to solve the diplomatic spat between the Gulf countries.

A UAE official told Al Arabiya News Channel on Wednesday that the country’s response regarding spat with Qatar will stay the same as Saudi Arabia’s.

The Kuwaiti Emir arrived and left Dubai in the same day on Wednesday after meeting with the UAE leadership. On Tuesday, the Kuwaiti emir was in the Saudi city of Jeddah in hopes of finding solution amid crisis of severing ties with Qatar.

The visit is part of the emir’s effort to mediate the inter-Arab row after Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE cut ties with Qatar.

Comoros is now the 9th country who cut ties with Qatar after Saudi, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen, Maldives, Mauritius and Mauritania.

Jordan on Tuesday also reduced its diplomatic status with Qatar.

These countries accuse Qatar of harboring terrorism.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir said Riyadh severed ties with Doha due to Qatari policies, which harmed the region especially the Gulf states.

He also said that Qatar did not commit to anti-terrorism agreements signed years ago, and instead continued to show support for terrorist groups.

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