The Office of the European Union Representative
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GCC: Statement by the High Representative Josep Borrell on the normalisation of relations among Gulf countries

Brussels, 06/01/2021 - 08:05, UNIQUE ID: 210106_1
Statements by the HR/VP

The Gulf Cooperation Council members reached an agreement on the full normalisation of relations among themselves at the GCC summit in the Saudi city of AlUla (Al-Ula) on Tuesday. It was preceded on Monday by the decision of Saudi Arabia to reopen its borders with Qatar.

The European Union welcomes these significant developments as they will considerably strengthen regional stability and restore GCC unity and cooperation in full. We commend in this respect the mediation role played by Kuwait all along, as well as by the US.

The EU stands ready to support further regional integration within the Gulf Cooperation Council and to strengthen its long-standing partnership with the GCC.