Qatari ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is scheduled to travel to Rwanda on Monday as Gulf Cooperation Council leaders prepare to meet in Saudi Arabia a day later

The emir will attend a ceremony to present an international anti-corruption excellence award in his name in the Rwandan capital Kigali, the state-run Qatar News Agency said.

Invitation from Saudi king was seen as potential olive branch 30-month feud between gas-rich Qatar and its neighbors

Qatar’s emir was invited last week by Saudi King Salman to attend the GCC summit in Riyadh. The invitation was seen as a potential breakthrough in intensifying attempts to end a 30-month feud between Qatar and several of its neighbors.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Eypt cut diplomatic and trade links with Qatar in 2017 after accusing the gas-rich state of building close ties with their chief regional foe, Iran, and funding militant groups.

The Express News


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