The Bahrain National News Agency reported on the 12th that the delegations of Bahrain and Qatar held a meeting at the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretariat in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, and the two sides decided to follow the principles of the Charter of the United Nations and the Vienna Diplomatic Council.
According to the stipulations of the Convention on GCC Relations, in line with the principles of mutual equality and respect for sovereignty and independence, and with the goal of developing bilateral relations and maintaining the internal unity of the GCC, the diplomatic relations between the two countries are formally restored.
In June 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt announced the severance of diplomatic relations with Qatar on the grounds that it “supports terrorism”. In January 2021, the above-mentioned four countries announced to the outside world at the Euler Summit held in Saudi Arabia that they would resume relations with Qatar.
However, due to the delay in reaching an agreement on some issues between Bahrain and Qatar, the two countries have not actually resumed diplomatic relations or exchanged ambassadors.