Qatar’s Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani will attend a Gulf summit in Mecca this weekend, which is expected to focus on regional security issues, including tensions between Iran and the US.
This will be one of the first high-level meetings between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain since they imposed a blockade on Qatar nearly two years ago.
Some observers say the invitation to Qatar’s leaders could mean the Saudi-led bloc opposed to Qatar may be softening their stance against Doha, but others say it is too early to tell.
Al Jazeera speaks to Marwan Bishara, senior political analyst.
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