Qatar and Saudi Arabia finally implement 20 year-old border accord

Issue 1136 - 11 Nov 2021 | 3 minute read

Qatar has finally completed the demarcation of its border with Saudi Arabia, agreed in 2001. Social media posts in early November showed a Qatari flag being raised on land to the south of the Khor Al-Udeid inlet in the peninsula’s south-east, at a place called Ras Al-Qasasir. Previously Saudi Arabia had a maritime border with Qatar in the inlet – which is so narrow in places that beach goers on the Qatari side could wave at the Saudi guards on the opposite bank.

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