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Qatar, Turkey officials to head to UAE

September 13, 2021 at 12:54 pm

Qatar’s Minister of State for energy affairs Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi attends the 175th OPEC Conference of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna, Austria on December 06, 2018. [JOE KLAMAR/AFP via Getty Images]

Officials from Qatar and Turkey are planning to attend an event in Dubai in the first such move since relations between the three countries broke off in 2017, Bloomberg reports.

Qatar’s Energy Minister Saad Al-Kaabi and Turkey’s Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Alparslan Bayraktar will attend the Gastech conference at the Dubai World Trade Centre later this month, the report says.

This will be the first high-level visit by a Qatari official to the UAE since the end of the Gulf blockade on Doha in January this year.

In February, the official delegations from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar met in Kuwait.

Turkey supported Doha after its Gulf neighbours imposed an air, sea and land blockade on it in June 2017.

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