Qatar Emir Heads to Rwanda a Day Before The Gulf Summit

Published December 9th, 2019 - 01:06 GMT
Qatar's emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani left Doha on Monday for the Rwandan capital Kigali. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Qatar's emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani left Doha on Monday for the Rwandan capital Kigali. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
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GCC summit due to open in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.

Qatar's emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani left Doha on Monday for the Rwandan capital Kigali, one day before the opening of the Gulf summit in Saudi Arabia.

The Gulf country's ruler will attend a ceremony to present an international anti-corruption excellence award in his name in Kigali, according to the official QNA news agency.

It remains unclear who will lead Qatar's delegation to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit, due to open in Riyadh on Tuesday.

Qatar has been facing a Saudi-led blockade since 2017 when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and trade relations with Doha.


The four countries accuse Qatar of supporting terrorist groups, an accusation vehemently denied by Doha.

In recent weeks, however, reports suggested a potential breakthrough in efforts aimed at resolving the crisis between Qatar and its neighbors.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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