Saudi Crown Prince visits Kuwait today for Qatar talks

Saudi Crown Prince visits Kuwait today for Qatar talks

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is going to visit neighboring Kuwait on the weekend, amid expectations that he will seek a Kuwaiti mediation to resolve the ongoing spat with Qatar and put an end to its diplomatic and trade boycott against the energy-rich Persian Gulf kingdom.

The visit will be "another important milestone in the long and historic relations", Kuwaiti Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Thamer Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah said, ahead of the trip.

Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani told a news conference afterward that the alliance should be built on existing institutions, and he asked how that could be done when the most powerful Gulf countries have been engaged in a more-than-yearlong dispute.

This visit has allowed me to meet with your Highness and the Crown Prince, and discussed the consolidation of brotherly relations between the two countries and the two brotherly peoples and their interests in all fields.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt all cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar on June 5 a year ago, after officially accusing it of "sponsoring terrorism".

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Doha denies the accusations.

The Trump administration pressed ahead Friday with plans to create an "Arab NATO" that would unite USA partners in the Middle East in an anti-Iran alliance, but Qatar said the crisis among Gulf countries must be solved first.

In a statement to KUNA, he said the strong relations linking Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in the past, the present and future are a great example for Arab nations to follow.

He said Qatar remains "open to dialogue" with Saudi Arabia and its allies and "we hope there will be progress".

The state-run Saudi Press Agency reported the call late Saturday night, saying "the efforts to maintain supplies to ensure the stability of the oil market and ensure the growth of the global economy" were discussed by the two leaders.

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