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Egypt's foreign minister heads to Saudi Arabia to attend 41st GCC summit

The summit is set to see formal agreement towards ending a long-running dispute with Qatar that shattered Gulf unity

Ahram Online , Reuters , Tuesday 5 Jan 2021
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Egypt's Foeign Minister Sameh Shoukry headed to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday morning to attend the 41st Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit set to take place later today in the kingdom.

Gulf Arab leaders, including Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, will gather in the summit, amid Kuwaiti ongoing efforts to resolve the Gulf crisis between Qatar and the Arab Quartet of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain.

The summit is set to see formal agreement towards ending a long-running dispute with Qatar that shattered Gulf unity at a time of heightened regional tensions with Iran, according to Reuters.

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, assigned to work on the dispute by President Donald Trump, is due to attend the ceremony in the historical city of al-Ula along with Middle East envoy Avi Berkowitz and Brian Hook, a special State Department adviser, Reuters reported.

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