10 May, 2018
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Kuwait: Emir Sheikh Sabah’s Gulf mediation efforts
Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah continues to try and mediate in the dispute between Qatar and the self-styled anti-terrorism quartet of Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. On 2 May, the emir sent his deputy foreign minister Khaled Al-Jarallah as an envoy to Qatar, carrying a letter for Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani; the letter’s contents remained secret. Despite Sheikh Sabah’s efforts, the prospects of a breakthrough appear distant.