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King Salman, Sheikh Mohammed discuss regional situation

JEDDAH — King Salman received Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the armed forces, here on Friday.

King Salman and Sheikh Mohammed discussed bilateral ties, developments in the region and a number of regional and international issues of common concern.

Sheikh Mohammed was received at King Abdul Aziz International Airport by Prince Khalid Al Faisal, Advisor to King Salman with the Mayor of Jeddah Governorate Dr. Hani Abu Ras.

The UAE Ambassador Mohammed Saeed Al Dhahiri was also present.

Meanwhile, Okaz quoting reliable sources said that there is coordination among the Gulf countries to come up with a firm and final stance against the excesses by the Qatari government and its continuous attempts to spread chaos in the Gulf countries and the Arab region.

The daily said this coordination has reached a very advanced stage of understanding and that the Kuwaiti mediation will not be able to reach a meeting point before Doha implements all the required conditions beforehand. These conditions were agreed on during the Riyadh meeting in 2014.

The Gulf countries, especially Riyadh and Abu Dhabi, have reached a firm conviction that violating the agreements and treaties is the policy of the Qatari government. Its duality is also causing confusion in the joint Arab action. Therefore, it is necessary to take a firm stance against these violations. — Al Arabiya English/SG