Qatar’s dispute with Gulf countries is over, minister says
Defusing the tension: Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain had withdrawn their ambassadors from Qatar during the dispute (File/AFP)
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Qatar’s foreign minister on Wednesday insisted his country’s dispute with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE is “over,” and was adamant there were no concessions made, according to AFP.
The three Gulf countries had withdrawn their envoys from Doha in March over accusations that Qatar was interfering in their affairs and was supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.
“The statement issued in Riyadh on April 17 was clear,” Khaled al-Attiyah said during a press conference in Kuwait. “For the brothers in the Gulf Cooperation Council, the dispute is over.
“Brothers in the GCC states arrived at understandings which are not considered to be concessions by any party,” he continued.
Attiyah’s comments came after months of tension between the Gulf neighbors.
GCC foreign ministers held a meeting six days ago in Riyadh over the dispute in an attempt to defuse the situation.
The Qatari minister also added that it signaled and end to the “differences in opinion,” AFP reports.
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