Riyadh (July 8, 2017): British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Friday arrived in Saudi Arabia on mediation mission in the region.
Johnson is in Saudi Arabia for the first in a series of meetings with Gulf leaders over the region’s political crisis. He will meet senior representatives of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, said UK Foreign office.
He met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and plans to travel to Qatar and Kuwait in the coming days.
While the US secretary of state Rex Wayne Tillerson will fly to the Gulf on Monday as the US steps up efforts to end a crisis in which a Saudi-led quartet of Arab countries have embargoed Qatar over what they say is its support for terrorism.
Tillerson will arrive in Kuwait hard on the heels of the British foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, who arrived in the region on Friday on his own mediation mission.