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Oman, Qatar discuss efforts to solve Gulf crisis

Oman’s foreign minister, Yusuf Bin Alawi [File photo]
Oman’s Foreign Minister, Yousuf Bin Alawi [File photo]

The foreign ministers of the Sultanate of Oman and Qatar yesterday discussed regional developments and the mediation efforts led by Kuwait to solve the Gulf crisis.

This came during a meeting between Omani Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf bin Alawi, and his Qatari counterpart, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani, held in the Omani Foreign Ministry.

The pair reviewed bilateral relations and how to enhance them and matters of mutual interest, Oman’s Al-Shabiba newspaper reported.

Read: The solution to the Gulf crisis begins with Egypt

The two officials have also exchanged views on the regional and international arenas, developments in the region and support for the mediation efforts by Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait; to bridge the gap and solve the current Gulf crisis in a way that preserves stability and security in the GCC region.

#QatarGate

On 5 June, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed relations with Qatar on the pretext that it supports terrorism. Charges Doha denies.

Two weeks later, the four countries submitted a list of 13 demands which must be met before relations would be restored, including closing Al Jazeera. Doha said the demands were “unrealistic, unbalanced, illogical and not possible to implement”.

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