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Qatar appoints ambassador to Saudi

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attends the 41st Summit of Gulf Cooperation Council in AlUla, Saudi Arabia on 5 January 2021. [Royal Council of Saudi Arabia - Anadolu Agency]
Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani in Alula, Saudi Arabia on 5 January 2021 [Royal Council of Saudi Arabia/Anadolu Agency]

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani today named an ambassador to Saudi Arabia in a further sign of improved ties after Riyadh and its allies agreed this year to end a row with their Gulf neighbour, Reuters reports.

According to the Peninsula Qatar: "HH Amir issued Amiri Resolution No. 29 of 2021 appointing Bandar Muhammad Abdullah Al-Attiyah as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia."

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain resolved in January to lift a boycott imposed in mid-2017 and restore political, trade and travel ties with Doha. Riyadh was the first to reinstate its ambassador to Doha in June.

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