SAUDI KING ORDERS OPENING OF LAND BORDER FOR QATARI PILGRIMS

Saudi King, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, ordered on Wednesday, to allow pilgrims from Qatar to enter Saudi Arabia, via the land port, without electronic permits, Al Arabiya local news reported.

This decree came, upon the mediation of Qatari Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassem Al Thani.

Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, met the Qatari national, who asserted Saudi-Qatari ties and requested the opening of Salwa border to Qatari pilgrims.

King Salman also ordered Saudi planes to take all Qatari pilgrims to perform the Hajj on his expense.

Saudi Arabia leads other three countries, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt in severing diplomatic and commercial ties with Qatar, that was enforced from Jun, accusing Qatar of interfering in their affairs and promoting extremists.

As part of the boycott, Saudi Arabia closed its land border with Qatar, and banned Qatari planes from crossing its airspace

Source: NAM News Network