Saudi Arabia and Qatar to open airspace, land and sea borders

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Riyadh – Saudi Arabia and Qatar will reopen its airspace, land and sea borders, Kuwait’s Foreign Ministry announced on Monday.

“Foreign Minister: It was agreed to open the airspace and the land and sea borders between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the State of Qatar, starting this evening”, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) tweeted.

The move is deemed as an initial step to end the dispute that led Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt to boycott Qatar over its support for extremist organizations.

Kuwait’s Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Sabah said that, “Based on (Emir) Sheikh Nawaf’s proposal, it was agreed to open the airspace and land and sea borders between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the State of Qatar, starting from this evening”.

The sudden announcement came as a preparation for the GCC summit to be held in Al-Ula region of Saudi Arabia, and a move to unify Arab nations against the future challenges.