A picture taken on December 4, 2017 shows Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammad bin Abdel-Rahman al-Thani attending the meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) of foreign ministers at the Bayan palace in Kuwait City. (AFP)
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Kuwait's deputy foreign minister said Wednesday the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council would still operate despite a row among three of its members and Qatar that it has unsuccessfully sought to mediate.The heads of state from the three boycotting countries skipped a GCC summit hosted by Kuwait's ruler in December, and the UAE called for the formation of a bilateral committee with Saudi Arabia on economic, political and military issues.Kuwait appears determined to preserve the loose union set up in 1980 as a bulwark against larger neighbors Iraq and Iran, and said its reconciliation efforts would proceed.
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