KUWAIT, 23 Feb — Emirati and Qatari delegation met on Monday (22 Feb) in Kuwait to discuss implementing the AlUla declaration announced in January, UAE news agency WAM reported.
The declaration announced on 5 Jan put an end to a four-year diplomatic crisis between Qatar and GCC countries and Egypt and reconnected diplomatic, trade, and travel connections with Qatar after it was cut amid accusations of supporting terrorism, a claim Qatar denies.
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan described the declaration as a “resolution to all areas of difference” at the time. He told reporters at the GCC summit that it will be “a strong and important foundation to the future of the region and stability.”
“The two sides discussed joint mechanisms and procedures to implement the Al-Ula Declaration and underscored the importance of preserving Gulf unity, developing joint action in the interest of Gulf Cooperation Council countries and their citizens, and achieving stability and prosperity in the region,” a statement from WAM said.
The two sides praised Saudi Arabia’s efforts in hosting the last GCC summit that led to the AlUla declaration and expressed their appreciation to the emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Sabah, for his efforts to end the crisis.
Since the agreement in January, air and travel links have resumed between Qatar and the four states.
Source: Arab News/Arabian Business/Agencies