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Saudi Arabia and Russia express different positions on Iran during Moscow talks

Saudi Arabia and Russia express different positions on Iran during Moscow talks

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan on Thursday (14 January) met in Moscow with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Whilst the two sides emphasised positive trends in their bilateral relations, it was also obvious that there were important differences, not least on Iran.

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Saudi Arabia and allies restore diplomatic relations with Qatar as summit hails a new dawn in regional relations

Saudi Arabia and allies restore diplomatic relations with Qatar as summit hails a new dawn in regional relations

The theme of unity and solidarity dominated the summit, and was the basis of the document known as the Al Ula Declaration, signed by the leaders  at the end of the meeting. The EU has welcomed the results of the Al Ula summit describing them as "significant developments as they will considerably strengthen regional stability and restore GCC unity and cooperation in full."
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 Commentary: GCC leaders will meet this week to seek a unified approach to tackle many challenges ahead

Commentary: GCC leaders will meet this week to seek a unified approach to tackle many challenges ahead

Leaders from the six nation Gulf Co-operation Council meet in Saudi Arabia this week. After months of discussions the rift between Qatar and other GCC members appears to have been healed, opening the prospect for a unified approach to the challenges ahead.
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GCC: cooperation key in facing current challenges

GCC: cooperation key in facing current challenges

The forty-first session of the Supreme Council of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf will be held tomorrow in Al-Ula Governorate, in Saudi Arabia.  The summit is expected to provide a real opportunity to overcome a number of challenges facing the region, the most important of which is the unity of the Gulf  states efforts to confront the pandemic and restore economic growth for the countries of the region.