Qatari emir, Saudi crown prince, UAE NSA all smiles at ‘brotherly’ assembly

UAE’s Nationwide Safety Adviser Sheikh Tahnoun Bin Zayed Al Nahyan with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. 
  • All three leaders might be seen within the photograph, flashing smiles as they stand beside one another. 
  • Saudi official describes it as a “pleasant and brotherly assembly” between the three. 
  • Saudi Arabia and Qatar have eased tense relations over the previous couple of months. 

The UAE’s Nationwide Safety Adviser Sheikh Tahnoun Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Friday met Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on the Purple Sea for a “brotherly assembly”. 

Director of Saudi Crown Prince’s Non-public Workplace, Badr Al Asaker, printed a photograph of the three officers on his Twitter profile.

“A pleasant and brotherly assembly within the Purple Sea brings collectively Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, and the UAE Nationwide Safety Adviser within the UAE, Sheikh Tahnoun Bin Zayed Al Nahyan,” Al Asaker wrote.

Earlier final month, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad obtained an Emirati delegation headed by Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed.

The assembly had touched upon bilateral relations and methods to additional develop cooperation between the 2 nations, particularly within the financial and commerce fields and very important funding initiatives that serve the method of building, growth and progress in addition to attaining the frequent pursuits of the 2 nations.

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince welcomed Qatar’s emir to Jeddah in his first go to after January’s AlUla GCC declaration which mended relations between the 2 nations.

In January, the crown prince met Qatar’s emir on the sidelines of the GCC summit. The summit noticed all Gulf nations signal the AlUla declaration which Saudi Overseas Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan mentioned formally ended the dispute with Qatar.

Tense relations

In 2017, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt minimize ties with Qatar over alleged assist for extremists and Iran. Yemen, Libya’s eastern-based authorities and the Maldives joined in later.

Iran—lengthy at odds with Saudi Arabia—had blamed then US president Donald Trump for setting the stage throughout his latest journey to Riyadh.

Gulf Arab states and Egypt have already lengthy resented Qatar’s alleged assist for extremists, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood which they regard as a harmful political enemy.

The coordinated transfer, with Yemen and Libya’s eastern-based authorities becoming a member of in later, had created a dramatic rift among the many Arab nations, a lot of that are within the OPEC.

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