In a statement, the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister announced an agreement between Saudi Arabia and Qatar to reopen the land and air borders between the two countries.

Iran Press/Middle East: Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah said: "Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, the emir of the country, had a telephone conversation with the emir of Qatar and the crown prince of Saudi Arabia about the signing of the agreement at Al-Ula summit."

He added that it was agreed to reopen the air, land and sea borders between Saudi Arabia and Qatar from Monday night.

Earlier, Kuwait Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled al-Jarallah expressed hope that the Gulf Cooperation Council meeting which is going to be held on January 5 in the Saudi city of Al-Ula, with the participation of GCC leaders, would lead to an agreement on reconciliation with Qatar.

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt announced in June 2017 that they had severed ties with Qatar and claimed that country supports terrorism, but this claim was denied by Doha. 219