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RIYADH, 6 January 2021, (TON): Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhad says in a statement issued here at a Gulf Co-operation Council summit Tuesday, “Diplomatic relations have been restored between four Arab states and Qatar and the embargo imposed against Qatar three years back has been removed.”

Prince Faisal bin Farhad said that all the countries have agreed to fully set all differences aside".

Earlier, scenes of jubilation were witnessed when Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman publicly embraced the emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. The six GCC member states signed an agreement at summit heritage site of al-Ula.

 Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar in 2017 that have been restored. With this Saudi Arabia has reopened its land and sea borders and airspace to Qatar.

 

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