The statements and the joint communique of the 35th GCC summit which concluded last Tuesday focused attention on regional order and human rights. Until recently, it seemed that the GCC alliance was going to collapse. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates had withdrawn their ambassadors from Qatar and there were indications that things would get worse. Now this seems to be something of the past, more importantly the outcome of the summit was crucially different. After more than thirty years of unfulfilled promises of past summits, one’s optimism ought to be careful. However, I cannot help feeling this time it is going to be different.
Qatar’s turn around
The articles of the declaration are very similar to that of the Universal Declaration of Human RightsAbdullah Hamidaddin