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Bahrain backs Saudi goodwill gesture to reopen border with Qatar for Haj

Bahrain News
Fri, 18 Aug 2017


MANAMA: Bahrain has backed a decision by Saudi Arabia to reopen its border with Qatar to Muslims taking part in the annual Haj pilgrimage to Mecca. The Salwa border crossing has been closed since June in a diplomatic row that saw Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE cut ties with Doha over the latter’s support for Islamist extremists.

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