UAE, Qatari delegations meet in Kuwait to follow up on AlUla Declaration

Delegations from the United Arab Emirates and Qatar met in Kuwait. (File/AFP)
Delegations from the United Arab Emirates and Qatar met in Kuwait. (File/AFP)
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Updated 23 February 2021

UAE, Qatari delegations meet in Kuwait to follow up on AlUla Declaration

Delegations from the United Arab Emirates and Qatar met in Kuwait. (File/AFP)
  • The two sides praised Saudi Arabia’s efforts in hosting the last GCC Summit

DUBAI: Delegations from the UAE and Qatar met on Monday in Kuwait to discuss implementing the AlUla Declaration, state news agency WAM reported.

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt agreed in January at a summit in Saudi's AlUla to restore diplomatic, trade and travel ties with Doha, which had been severed in 2017 over accusations that Qatar supported terrorism, a charge it denies.

In the first meeting between the two sides, the delegations discussed joint procedures to: “underscored the importance of preserving Gulf unity, developing joint action in the interest of Gulf Cooperation Council countries and their citizens, and achieving stability and prosperity in the region,” WAM said.

The two sides praised Saudi Arabia’s efforts in hosting the last GCC Summit that resulted in the AlUla Declaration, and expressed their appreciation to the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Sabah for his efforts.

Since the agreement, air and travel links have resumed between Qatar and the four states.