Emir of Qatar receives an invitation from King Salman to participate in the Gulf Summit in Riyadh
Emir of Qatar receives an invitation from King Salman to participate in the Gulf Summit in Riyadh

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad II, receives an invitation from the Saudi monarch and the custodian of the two holy mosques King Salman to meet in Riyadh, Doha reported on the official QNA news agency.

Doha has announced that the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, received Tuesday an invitation from Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, to participate in the Gulf summit held in Riyadh.

Accordingly, the official QNA news agency reported that Prince Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has received a written message from King Salman of Saudi Arabia, which included an invitation to attend the 40th session of the Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The Arabian Gulf, to be held in Riyadh on the 10th of December.

The letter was received by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani, during his meeting with GCC Secretary General Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al Zayani.

Hence, Al-Zayani announced that the next summit of the OIC countries will be held in Riyadh on the 10th of December.

The summit comes at a time when, since July 5, 2017, there has been considerable tension in the Gulf region, with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt severing ties with Qatar.

He stopped the maritime, land and air movement with the emirate, which the four countries accused of supporting terrorism, and shifting from the Arab ocean to Iran, which led to a severe political crisis between the countries mentioned.

This was in addition to a wide media war, and since then, no Gulf summit between the Saudi monarch and the Emir of Qatar, but they participated in the work of the summit of the Arab League in Tunisia, on the 31st of March 2019.