- Pakistan welcomes Riyadh and Doha’s determination to reopen borders
- FO says such strikes will resolve “outstanding issues” between GCC states
- Islamabad hopes GCC Summit will result in improved cooperation amongst member states
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday appreciated the emir of Kuwait for his function in resolving the variations between Saudi Arabia and Qatar after the 2 international locations determined to reopen their borders.
“Pakistan welcomes the decision by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the State of Qatar to reopen the land, air and sea borders between the two countries,” mentioned the Foreign Office in an announcement.
The FO additionally appreciated the “other steps being taken” by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) international locations. It mentioned that such strikes will result in the decision of excellent points between the GCC states which have persevered for nearly 4 years.
“His [Emir of Kuwait] persistent and sincere efforts, and cooperation of the GCC countries, led to this important and amicable outcome,” learn the FO assertion.
Islamabad hoped that as we speak’s GCC Summit in Al-Ula will additional construct on the encouraging developments and “lead to enhanced confidence and cooperation” among the many GCC states.
The FO reiterated that Islamabad attaches excessive significance to its relationship with the GCC and all member states.
Saudi Arabia reopens land border with Qatar
In a breakthrough growth on Tuesday Saudi Arabia opened its land borders with Qatar to resolve the political dispute that led Riyadh and its allies to impose a boycott on Qatar.
The announcement got here on the eve of the GCC summit and will pave the way in which in the direction of ending a three-year-old feud, learn a information report printed in Al-Jazeera.
According to the Kuwait’s overseas minister, after the resumption of land border actions, Saudi Arabia is ready to reopen its airspace and sea border as properly.
Kuwait and the United States had been making an attempt to finish the row wherein Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and non-Gulf state Egypt severed diplomatic, commerce, and journey ties with Qatar in mid-2017, shattering regional unity which Washington says hinders efforts to comprise Iran.
Qatar has repeatedly denied the allegations and mentioned there was “no legitimate justification” for the severance of relations.