Qatar emergency not on Arab Summit motivation, says Saudi FM

RIYADH: The Gulf emergency, which has seen Qatar separated by Saudi Arabia and its partners, isn’t on the table at the forthcoming gathering of Arab League expresses, Riyadh’s outside priest said Thursday.

“The arrangement of Qatar will be inside the GCC,” or the six-state Gulf Coope­ra­tion Council, Foreign Min­i­s­­ter Adel al-Jubeir told columnists in Riyadh in front of the Arab Summit.

He was reacting to an inquiry on whether the emergency was on the motivation at the gathering on Sunday, which is facilitated by Saudi Arabia and joins 21 of the 22 Arab League part states.

Syria is in fact an individual from the group however has been suspended from the summit since 2011 over the administration’s part in the war there. Qatar has affirmed its participation at the Saudi summit.

The 10-month Gulf emergency pits Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain against Qatar. It is the most noticeably bad emergency to ever hit the Gulf, home to both the world’s biggest exporters of oil and liquified flammable gas — Saudi Arabia and Qatar separately.

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