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Wednesday, 21 March, 2001, 13:03 GMT
Saudis and Qatar settle border dispute

Saudi Arabia and Qatar have finally settled a thirty-five-year-old border dispute at a ceremony in Doha, which ten years ago led to armed clashes between the two countries.

The Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal and his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Hamad bin Jabr al-Thani signed the agreement based on fifteen maps and documents, marking the sixty kilometres of sea and land borders where Bedouin tribes frequently roam between the two countries.

Last year the two countries agreed to divide between them the potentially oil-rich coast of Dohat Salwa. Last Friday Qatar settled a sixty-year-old border dispute with Bahrain

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