Qatar’s emir to attend Gulf summit tomorrow



Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will attend a key summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Kuwait tomorrow, Aljazeera quoted Qatar’s foreign minister as saying.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said that Qatar’s leader had accepted the invitation to attend the two-day event held in Kuwait City starting on Tuesday, six months after a Saudi-led group of countries imposed a blockade against Qatar.

“I will attend the ministerial council on Monday and the emir will attend the summit,” Sheikh Mohammed said at a forum in Qatar’s capital, Doha.

“It is important that the GCC system remains alive.”

The GCC is a political and economic alliance of countries in the Arabian Peninsula, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Since the beginning of the blockade by Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain – as well as Egypt – on Qatar on June 5, Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah has acted as a mediator to end the dispute.