Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Qatar after completing UAE trip
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Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Qatar after completing UAE trip

Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Qatar after completing UAE trip

The visit marks the first by the Saudi leader since the GCC rift with Qatar was ended in January this year

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in the Qatari capital, Doha on Wednesday as part of his visit to all the GCC countries.

Prince Mohammed, who previously visited Oman and the UAE, met with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and the two reviewed relations between the two countries, and ways to enhance co-operation in various fields, as well as the latest regional and international developments.

At the conclusion of the meeting, the two leaders signed the record of the meeting of the sixth session of the Saudi-Qatari Coordination Council, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

“The relations of brotherhood and cooperation between Qatar and Saudi Arabia are based on solid foundations of a common history and destiny,” Sheikh Tamim wrote on Twitter.

“Today, I discussed with my brother, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, ways to enhance this cooperation between our two countries. I also affirmed with him our common concern to support security and stability in our region and the region,” he added.

The visit marks the first by the Saudi leader since the GCC rift with Qatar was ended in January this year.

Read: Gulf states agree to restore Qatar ties, end three-year rift

Prince Mohammed’s Qatar visit came post his trip to the UAE where he met with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

In a joint statement issued after his UAE visit, the two sides acknowledged the “cooperation in the political, security, military, economic and development fields and the integration achieved under the umbrella of the Saudi-UAE Coordination Council”.

The two sides also pointed out to the numerous economic opportunities for strengthening strategic partnership and doubling joint investments.

In the field of energy, the two sides commended the close cooperation between them and the successful efforts of the OPEC+ countries group, which aimed at enhancing the stability of the global oil market.

They “stressed the importance of a continuation of this cooperation and the necessity for all participating countries to adhere to the OPEC+ agreement and the importance of exploring joint opportunities in the field of oil, gas and petrochemicals, as well as cooperation in the fields of peaceful uses of nuclear energy”.

The UAE and Saudi also stressed the strengthening of cooperation in various fields such as health, tourism, food security and human development, especially in the youth and women’s empowerment sectors.

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