Gulf leaders will attend the 41st Gulf Summit today, Tuesday, in the Saudi tourist region of Al-Ula, after years of estrangement that followed the Gulf crisis.
Based on an agreement to end a disagreement, the Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, went to Saudi Arabia this morning to participate in the Gulf summit.
Also, the Emirates News Agency reported that Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, went this morning to Saudi Arabia.
It is also expected that the Emir of Kuwait, Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, will head to Saudi Arabia to participate in the summit.
On the other hand, the Oman News Agency reported that Sultan of Oman, Haitham bin Tariq, will not attend the meetings of the Gulf summit, but rather Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for Cabinet Affairs, will represent him.
Likewise, it is expected that the Bahraini Crown Prince, Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, will head to Saudi Arabia at the head of his country’s delegation on behalf of the King of Bahrain, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, to attend the Conference of GCC Leaders.
This Gulf summit comes after US efforts to push the Gulf Cooperation Council countries to put an end to their crisis, which has been perpetuating, in particular, since 2017 when Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Manama and Cairo severed their relations with Doha.