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Saudi Arabia expects to re-open its embassy in Qatar in the coming days, Saudi's foreign minister said on Saturday, following a breakthrough in a three-year-old dispute between Arab states.

It is just a matter of logistics, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan told journalists in Riyadh when asked about embassy reopening.

Full diplomatic relations will resume, he added, as quoted by Reuters news agency.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt imposed a diplomatic, trade and travel embargo on Qatar in mid-2017 accusing it of allegedly supporting terrorism.

Qatar denied that and said the embargo was meant to undermine its sovereignty.

Riyadh on January 5 announced a deal to end the row with Doha, the Arab states opening up their air spaces and borders to each other.

Original Article Source: Al Manar | Published on Saturday, 16 January 2021 12:49 (about 46 days ago)