Qatari Foreign Minister receives GCC Secretary General
The Emir of Qatar has not attended GCC meetings since 2017
Qatari Amir receives invitation to attend GCC summit
DOHA-- Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani received on Tuesday a written letter from Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, inviting him to attend the 40th session of the GCC Supreme Council, scheduled to take place in Riyadh on December 10th.
Qatari news agency (QNA) said that the Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani received the letter during reception of GCC Secretary General Abdulatif Al-Zayani.
Prince Tamim has not attended meetings of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) since 2017 the crisis erupted between his country and its neighbors.
The move is seen as the biggest indication yet that the crisis between Doha and its neighbors, led by Saudi Arabia, is on its way.
In 2017, Saudi Arabia led a comprehensive boycott of Qatar, with the participation of the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt. The boycott countries accuse Qatar of supporting terrorism and being close to Iran, Saudi Arabia's biggest rival in the region.