Every Thursday, we bring you the latest GCC updates. Here's what happened in Week 207.
On 9 June 2021, His Excellency Minister of State for Foreign Affairs for the State of Qatar, Sultan bin Saad Al-Muraikhi received a phone call from the Saudi Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Engineer Walid bin Abdul Karim Al-Khuraiji.
During the call, they reviewed bilateral cooperation relations between the two countries, according to Lusail News.
On Sunday, H.E. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs for the State of Qatar, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met with H.E. Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) Dr. Nayef Falah Al Hajraf, who was in Qatar for an official visit.
During the meeting, they exchanged views on the GCC and the latest developments in the region, the MoFA Qatar reported.
Qatar Airways is resuming services to Sharjah, UAE starting 1 July 2021 with a daily flight. The Sharjah services will be operated by the airline's state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner featuring 22 seats in First Class and 232 seats in Economy Class, based on a Qatar Airways press release.
On the day that would have marked the fourth anniversary of the GCC diplomatic crisis, but now, marks the fifth month of the signing of the "Al-Ula Declaration" by Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, Anwar Gargash, the UAE President's Diplomatic Advisor, posted a tweet:
"Some ask about the UAE's position on the anniversary of the Qatar crisis and the boycott of Doha by the four countries. The UAE does not look to the past, and it has turned the page, and is looking forward to the future with optimism and confidence, adding new pages and pages to its development goals and aspirations for the prosperity of its people."
يسأل البعض عن موقف الإمارات في ذكرى أزمة قطر ومقاطعة الدول الأربع للدوحة. الإمارات لا تنظر للماضي، وقد طوت الصفحة، وهي تتطلع للمستقبل بتفاؤل وثقة، وتضيف صفحات وصفحات جديدة إلى أهدافها التنموية وطموحاتها لازدهار شعبها. pic.twitter.com/Shb0KDCdFT— د. أنور قرقاش (@AnwarGargash) June 5, 2021
This statement comes in light of the meetings held between Qatar and the UAE in recent weeks.
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