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RIYADH, May 10 (Xinhua) -- Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani arrived on Monday evening in Saudi Arabia for an official visit, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The emir was received by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud invited Qatar's emir to visit Saudi Arabia last month.

It is the second visit of the emir this year as he attended January's 41st Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit, which ended the Gulf rift and opened new cooperation opportunities between the two countries.

The emir's participation in the GCC summit marked his first visit to the kingdom since the beginning of the Gulf crisis in 2017, when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed ties with Qatar over various claims, including its interference in their internal affairs.

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