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Saudi Arabia, Qatar resume flights after three years | GNN HD News

Saudi Arabia, Qatar resume flights after three years

 Saudi Arabia, Qatar resume flights after three years
Riyadh: Saudi Arabia and Qatar Airways announced on Monday to resume flights following an agreement to end prolonged dispute between these two countries.

As per details, Saudi airline, SAUDIA, said it will resume its flights to Qatar as of Monday, for the first time since 2017 and today, Qatar Airways has also restarted flights to Riyadh.

The move came after Saudi Arabia, along with the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt, ended a three-year dispute with Qatar and signed a reconciliation agreement during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in the Saudi city Al-ula.

Saudi Arabia also announced to open its land, sea and air borders with Qatar as a part of the agreement.

The conflict between two countries was a diplomatic crisis that began on June 5, 2017 when Saudi Arabia along with Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE severed all ties with Qatar and banned Qatar-registered planes and ships from utilising their airspace and sea routes.

The reason given was Qatar's embrace of various terrorist and sectarian groups aimed at destabilizing the region.