June 26, 2022, 2:05 pm

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Gulf states sign landmark deal ending three years diplomatic rift

Gulf leaders have signed a ‘solidarity and stability’ agreement to end their three-year diplomatic rift with Qatar at a summit in Saudi Arabia, reports Al Jazeera citing Saudi crown prince.

Gulf leaders have gathered in Saudi Arabia for a summit that is expected to see the end of a three-year embargo against Qatar by its neighbours.

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Al Thani was greeted by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on arrival in al-Ula.

On Monday night, Saudi Arabia reopened its borders to Qatar and a US official said an agreement would be signed.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar after alleging it supported terrorists.

In recent months, the US has intensified pressure for a resolution of the dispute, insisting Gulf unity is necessary to isolate Iran.

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