Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Qatar presented his credentials to Doha’s top diplomat on Monday. The move is a further sign of improving ties between the two countries amid the ongoing Gulf rapprochement.
Ambassador Prince Mansour bin Khalid bin Farhan Al-Saud met with Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani to deliver a copy of his credentials, as is diplomatic custom. Thani wished the Saudi ambassador “success” and pledged “support to advance bilateral relations between the two countries to achieve closer cooperation in various fields,” according to the official Qatar News Agency.
The meeting marked another step toward reconciliation between Qatar and its Gulf neighbors. In 2017, Saudi Arabia and its allies Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut off ties with Qatar, alleging that Doha was supporting terrorism. They made peace by signing a pact in January.