RIYADH Saudi Ara­bia, UAE hold first meet­ing of 2-na­tion coun­cil

The Myanmar Times - Weekend - - World - AP

SAUDI Ara­bia and the United Arab Emi­rates have held the first-ever meet­ing of their Saudi-emi­rati Co­or­di­na­tion Coun­cil, cre­ated amid a diplo­matic dis­pute now af­fect­ing a wider re­gional bloc of Gulf Arab na­tions.

Saudi Crown Prince Mo­hammed bin Sal­man hosted Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mo­hammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Jid­dah, Saudi Ara­bia, on Wed­nes­day night.

Saudi Ara­bia and the UAE al­ready have a tight se­cu­rity re­la­tion­ship, with both na­tions deeply en­meshed in Ye­men’s war.

The two coun­tries form half of an Arab quar­tet of na­tions that have been boy­cotting Qatar for over a year now in a diplo­matic dis­pute.

The UAE and Saudi Ara­bia cre­ated their coun­cil in De­cem­ber, just be­fore a meet­ing of the Gulf Co­op­er­a­tion Coun­cil at­tended by Qatar’s ruler, Sheikh Tamim bin Ha­mad Al Thani. –

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