Kuwait invites Qatar to Gulf summit

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017 - 11:39 GMT

File photo: Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed

File photo: Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed

DUBAI - 30 November 2017: Kuwait on Thursday invited Qatar to a summit of Gulf countries next week, state media said, in the first such invitation in a months-long Saudi-led diplomatic boycott of Doha.

Kuwait, which is not among Arab states boycotting Qatar, invited Qatari emir Sheikh Tamim bin Haman Al-Thani to the summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council on December 5 and 6, the state-run KUNA news agency said.

In June, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt abruptly cut all ties with Qatar over accusations Doha supported extremism and was close to Iran. Qatar denies the allegations.

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