Foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) arrive for an annual leaders summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in December 2019. Photo: Saudi Press Agency via Reuters Foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) arrive for an annual leaders summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in December 2019. Photo: Saudi Press Agency via Reuters
Foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) arrive for an annual leaders summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in December 2019. Photo: Saudi Press Agency via Reuters
Middle East

Saudi Arabia opens borders with Qatar as Gulf rift eases

  • The step is part of efforts to resolve a dispute that has split Qatar from its neighbours since 2017
  • It comes just before regional leaders meet at the Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday

Topic |   Middle East
Foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) arrive for an annual leaders summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in December 2019. Photo: Saudi Press Agency via Reuters Foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) arrive for an annual leaders summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in December 2019. Photo: Saudi Press Agency via Reuters
Foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) arrive for an annual leaders summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in December 2019. Photo: Saudi Press Agency via Reuters
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