Qatar receives new Saudi ambassador as the two mend relations
22 Jun 2021
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani (right) receives the credentials of Prince Mansour Bin Khalid Bin Farhan Al-Saud. AFP
Gulf Today Report
Qatar's foreign minister on Monday received the new Saudi ambassador to Doha, the first to be reinstated by Arab states after they agreed to end a dispute with Qatar earlier this year, state news agency QNA said.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain resolved in January to lift the boycott imposed in mid-2017 and restore political, trade and travel ties with Doha. Riyadh has taken the lead among the four in re-establishing relations.
Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani welcomed Saudi Ambassador Prince Mansour Bin Khalid Bin Farhan and assured him of "all support to advance bilateral relations", QNA said.
In January, heeding outgoing US President Donald Trump's wish to re-establish a united Arab front against Iran, and keen to impress new President Joe Biden, Saudi Arabia declared an end to the boycott of Qatar and said its three allies were on board.