Qatar has confirms that is has received an invitation letter from the king of Saudi Arabia to participate in the emergency Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on May 30 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

According to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, “the message was received by HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, during a meeting with HE Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani in Doha

The letter is the highest-level contact between the two nations a Saudi-led boycott was started in June 2017.

Initiated by Saudi Arabia,, the Mecca summits’ objective is to discuss the drone attacks on oil installations in Saudi Arabia, as well as the attacks on Saudi and UAE oil tankers. Saudi Arabia accuses Iran to be behind these attacks but Iran has denied any involvement.

Qatar did not confirm whether it would attend the summit.

 

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Omar Hajjar is a journalist based in the UK. An investigative reporter, he has lived in 3 different countries in the Middle East over the past 10 years.

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