Small steps made towards resolving Gulf rift
The Gulf states are making progress in their efforts to resolve the recent dispute with Qatar, Reuters reports.
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the UAE withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar on March 5 in response to Qatar’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood. The move has complicated joint security efforts in the region.
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) agreed Thursday on ways to implement a security agreement drafted last year, according to Reuters.
“It was agreed to adopt the mechanisms that would ensure moving forward in a collective framework, and that the policies of any of the GCC member states would not affect the interests, stability and security of its members and without impacting on the sovereignty of any of its members,” said the GCC secretariat in a statement.
However, the statement did not mention when Saudi, UAE, and Bahraini ambassadors would return to Doha.
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