GCC summit might be postponed due to Qatar crisis

The Gulf Cooperation Council summit, scheduled to take place in Kuwait in December, will most likely be postponed until mid-2018, according to regional reports. “Postponing the summit aims to remove disputes and resolve the crisis that has erupted because of Qatar’s lack of commitment to the 2013 Riyadh Agreement and the 2014 Supplemental Agreement,” a source said. “Postponing the summit was a Kuwaiti suggestion, and Kuwait has not yet received an answer from the other countries.”

“Postponing the summit was a Kuwaiti suggestion, and Kuwait has not yet received an answer from the other countries.”

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut all diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar over its support and financing of extremist groups and interfering in the internal affairs of other countries. Doha denies the accusations.

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Kuwait has mediated to try and resolve the conflict, and the United States, Turkey and Europe have all looked for a way to resolve it during visits by top officials to the countries involved. The four Arab countries stand firm by their decision to boycott Qatar, saying they are willing to re-establish communication with Doha only if it adheres to regional and international agreements as well as the demands and principles issued by the quartet.

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