Arabian Gulf

Secretary-General of the GCC gathered with Qatar’s Minister of Foreign Affairs

The Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC), Nayef Al-Hajraf, assembled on Sunday with Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani.

It was reported that Al-Hajraf arrived in Qatar on a direct flying from Riyadh, and this was surprise because of the continuing land, air and sea blockade be imposed by Saudi Arabia.

Indeed, Al-Hajraf and Al Thani debated issues of common concern, including the future of the divided GCC, according to the Qatar News Agency (QNA).

The visit of Al-Hajraf to Qatar comes after many gatherings with foreign ministers of neighboring countries. He actually met on September 13, with the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister, Ahmad Nasser Al-Sabah, and they discussed strengthening regional relations.

Moreover, Al-Hajraf assembled on September 15, with the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud, to discuss similar subjects. And then on September 16, he also visited Oman, and he met there with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the country, Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Al Busaidi.

These meetings came following the visits of the representatives of the US, who have been displaying their ties with the Middle East, especially before of November’s Presidential elections. The administration of Trump declares that it has been playing the role of the mediator in the Gulf crisis, and a senior official at the State Department had alleged that a breakthrough in the three year long GCC crisis was very close to happen.

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