Qatar's foreign minister today received Saudi Arabia's new ambassador to Doha, the first to be reinstated by Arab states that had¬†agreed¬†to end a row with Qatar earlier this year, state news agency¬†QNA¬†said.
This latest move to end the rift comes after¬†the Qatari General Authority of Customs¬†announced¬†in February that commercial traffic through the Abu Samra border crossing with Saudi Arabia re-opened after nearly four years of closures.
In June 2017, Saudi, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt¬†severed diplomatic and economic¬†ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorist groups in the region.
The four countries also imposed an embargo on Qatar and issued a long list of demands, including the closure of Doha-based news broadcaster¬†Al Jazeera, under the threat of further sanctions.
Qatar refused to submit,¬†denying charges¬†that it supports terrorism and describing the bloc's efforts to isolate it as a violation of international law and an infringement of its national sovereignty.