Bahrain’s emir Shaikh Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa called Saturday on the private sector to play a major role in enhancing economic and investment cooperation with Qatar, reported the Gulf Daily.
He told a group of citizens, including traders and businessmen, that such efforts would enhance the integration of the two countries and further the cause of unity, said the paper.
Bahrain’s emir visited Doha last Tuesday and held talks with his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani.
They discussed plans to boost and develop cooperation between the two countries following the end of their border conflict.
Bahrain and Qatar turned a new page in their relations after settling a decades-old territorial dispute through a ruling on March 16 by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that was welcomed by both states.
The ICJ endorsed Bahrain's sovereignty over the Hawar islands and Qitat Jarada island, but the Zubara strip stayed in the hands of the Qatari peninsula, which was also awarded the Fasht al-Dibel rocks and Jinan island.
The court ruled that Qatari shipping had rights of unlimited passage in waters separating the Hawar from other Bahraini islands – Albawaba.com
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