The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is ready to restart talks with Qatari leader Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani over disputed territories, Saudi Arabia’s state news agency said on Sunday.
The move comes as Qatar and Saudi Arabia have struggled to agree on how to resolve the ongoing dispute over disputed land between the two nations.
Qatar has said it will not negotiate with Saudi Arabia and that it will only talk to the Saudi side about the territories in which it claims the eastern part of the Gulf.
Saudi Arabia accuses Qatar of helping the Islamic State group, which controls parts of the region, and of supporting Al Qaeda.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said he believes the kingdom will win back some of the territories it has lost.
Al-Jubesir also said that the kingdom would send a team to Qatar to try to find solutions to the territorial disputes.
Qatar has denied the allegations.
The kingdom has said that it wants to find a solution to the crisis and hopes to resume formal negotiations with Qatar, according to a statement on Sunday by the Foreign Ministry.
Saudi media has also reported that the Kingdom is preparing to send a delegation to Qatar in the coming weeks to begin discussions with Qatar.
The statement did not elaborate.