Saudi Arabia will reopen its airspace and land and sea border to Qatar as of Monday, Kuwait's foreign minister said in televised comments, citing a deal towards resolving a political dispute that led Riyadh and its allies to impose a boycott on Qatar.
"An agreement has been reached to open airspace and land and sea borders between Saudi Arabia and Qatar as of this evening," Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Ahmad Nasser al-Sabah said on Kuwait TV ahead of a GCC summit in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.
Saudi state news agency SPA quoted Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as saying the annual gathering of Gulf leaders would unite Gulf ranks "in the face of challenges facing the region".
Kuwait's foreign minister said a declaration would be signed at the summit, which was postponed from its usual December date as Riyadh pushed for an agreement towards ending the rift.
Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said the historical summit would ensure security, stability and prosperity in the GCC countries.
Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani will lead his country’s delegation to the GCC Summit, which will take place tomorrow in Al Ula.
Qatar’s Emiri Diwan announced that Sheikh Tamim will be heading the delegation to attend the summit.
Jared Kushner, special advisor to US President Donald Trump, is expected to attend the summit.
Dr. Nayef Al Hajraf, GCC Secretary General, welcomed the opening of borders between Saudi Arabia and Qatar.