Saudi foreign minister arrives in Qatar for first time since 2017 rift

Prince Faisal bin Farhan was greeted at Doha International Airport by Qatar’s deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah bin Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud arrives in Doha. Saudi Press Agency
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Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan arrived in Qatar on Monday for the first time since a three-year rift between Qatar and the kingdom, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt ended.

His delegation was greeted at Doha International airport by Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The pair discussed enhancing bilateral ties and regional issues, Qatari state media said.

In February, Saudi Arabia sent a delegation to meet Qatari officials in Kuwait after restoring diplomatic, trade and travel ties with the gas-rich Gulf nation the month before.

Following the agreement, which restored diplomatic ties between Qatar and its neighbours, Qatari officials have met UAE, Saudi, Bahraini and Egyptian officials to discuss bilateral and regional issues.