Middle East

Qatari emir sends Ramadan greetings to Saudi king

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani calls King Salman for 1st time since Gulf reconciliation agreement signed in January

Ibrahim el-Hazin   | 13.04.2021
Qatari emir sends Ramadan greetings to Saudi king King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (L) ( Saudi Kingdom Council - Anadolu Agency )

ISTANBUL 

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz received a phone call Tuesday from the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. 

During the phone conversation, the two leaders greeted each other on the occasion of the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The move is the first contact between the two leaders since a reconciliation agreement was signed between Qatar and Gulf leaders at a Gulf Cooperation Council summit in January this year which ended a three-and-a-half-year spat that saw Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut ties and impose a land, sea and air blockade on Qatar, which they accused of supporting terrorist groups and being too close to Iran. Qatar denied the allegations.

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