Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt will lift the blockade of Qatar

An agreement to normalize ties between Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and other countries will be signed on Tuesday, Reuters reported, citing a senior US administration official.

On January 5, the 41st summit of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Persian Gulf (GCC) will be held in Riyadh. The foreign ministers of the GCC countries have previously stated that they consider the meeting as an opportunity to resolve the conflict of the region’s states with Doha, which has lasted for more than three and a half years.

According to the White House representative, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt will join the agreement; they intend to lift the blockade from Qatar. In turn, Doha will drop the lawsuits against these countries.

As the US administration representative added, Jared Kushner, a senior adviser and son-in-law of President Donald Trump, helped to agree and will be present at its signing.

 

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