Egypt’s President Sisi to attend Gulf Cooperation Summit (GCC) in Riyadh

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi will attend the Gulf Cooperation Council’s 41st summit that will be held in Riyadh on 5 January, on an invitation from Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the German news agency DPA reported citing an anonymous source.

Egypt is not a member of the GCC, however in 2017 it joined GCC members Saudi Arabia, the UAe and Bahrain in launching a blockade on Doha.

The source considered Al-Sisi’s participation in the summit to be a sign that the disagreeing parties will reach a rapprochement and end their disagreements, adding that the summit’s attendees will include Qatar’s Emir Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani.

Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Bin Jassim Al Thani announced last Wednesday that there are no political obstacles to reaching a resolution to the Gulf crisis.

He added that while the latest deliberations were held with Saudi Arabia only, Riyadh represented the other states involved in the conflict.


Arab Observer

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