Every Thursday, we bring you the latest GCC updates. Here's what happened in Week 203.
A Bahraini was arrested by the Qatari Coast Guards and Coastal Security on 16 May 2021 after he entered Qatari waters illegally. The 32-year-old was on a water scooter when this happened. Bahrain's Coast Guards Command confirmed this news after it received a fax from Qatar's Coast Guards. The fax stated that a Bahraini citizen had been caught “entering the territorial waters of the State of Qatar” and would "follow the necessary legal procedures", according to The Daily Tribune (News of Bahrain).
H.E. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani held today a phone call with H.E. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt Sameh Shoukry. During the call, they reviewed bilateral cooperation relations and developments in Palestine, according to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs press release.
His Highness (H.H.) the Amir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani headed to Jeddah for an official visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. At the beginning of the session, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud welcomed H.H. the Amir and the accompanying delegation to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, conveying the greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. For his part, H.H. the Amir expressed his greetings to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, according to QNA.
The session dealt with discussing brotherly bilateral relations and the means to enhance them in different fields, in addition to discussing the most prominent regional and international issues, particularly developments in the region. It was attended by Their Excellencies members of the official delegation accompanying H.H. the Amir.
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