The GCC Secretary-General Dr Nayef bin Falah al-Hajraf on Monday welcomed the opening of airspace and land and sea borders between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, local Arabic daily Arrayah reported.

Al-Hajraf stressed that this step, which comes on the eve of the GCC Summit, reflects the great care and sincere efforts being made to ensure the success of the summit, which is held under exceptional circumstances.

Al-Hajraf stressed that the people of the GCC countries are proud of this step, and are looking to the future with all hopes, aspirations and opportunities towards a coherent and compact Gulf entity that moves ahead the wheel of development, progress, security and stability.

The GCC Secretary-General extended his gratitude, appreciation and congratulations to the leaders and people of the GCC states, Arrayah added.