Saudi King Salman has invited Qatar’s emir to a meeting next week of the Gulf regional bloc in Riyadh, Qatari state media said Tuesday without specifying if Doha had accepted.
Saudi Arabia and allies Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates closed their airspace to Qatar Airways and banned travel to the country over charges that Doha backs radical Islamists and seeks closer ties with Iran.
The three Gulf boycott countries are currently participating in a regional football tournament in Qatar having announced their participation at the last minute.
Saudi Arabia and hosts Qatar are facing off in the semi-finals on Thursday.
“The emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, received a written message from… Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud to attend the (GCC) summit,” the Qatar News Agency reported.
The emir has been represented by senior officials at GCC summits since the blockade was imposed despite having received invitations.
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