Qatar emir announces attendance at the GCC summit in Saudi Arabia

On Monday Qatar said its ruler Sheikh Tamim would attend the GCC summit being held in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.

The announcement came after Kuwait said there had been a breakthrough in the boycott of Qatar by Saudi Arabia and other Gulf and Arab countries since 2017.

“The Emir of the country is heading the delegation of the State of Qatar to participate in the meeting of the… Gulf Cooperation Council,” Sheikh Tamim’s office said.

His attendance at the summit, being held in AlUla and chaired by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, was confirmed after Kuwait announced the Kingdom would reopen its borders and airspace to Qatar.