Qatar FM marks progress in resolving Gulf crisis | Qatar

Qatar FM marks progress in resolving Gulf crisis |  Qatar

The Qatari official says he could not predict whether a turning point would be immediate or whether the dispute could be fully resolved.

Qatar’s foreign minister has called for a ceasefire in resolving the diplomatic conflict between the Gulf states, but he could not predict whether a breakthrough would be immediate or whether the issue could be fully resolved.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt imposed diplomatic, trade and travel boycotts on Qatar in June 2017, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism and having ties to Iran, which is considered to be very close to Iran.

Qatar has repeatedly denied the allegations as baseless and demonstrated readiness for dialogue.

“Right now, there is a movement to put an end to this crisis,” Deputy Prime Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Friday.

“We believe that the end of the crisis is important for the security of the region and our people. This crisis must end on the basis of mutual respect and the rights of all the people of the Gulf.

“Qatar is no different from any other country. We hope things move in the right direction, but it is not yet predictable whether it will be immediate or resolved overnight. ”

As a price for lifting the siege, the four countries set a 13-point final warning to Qatar, including the closure of the Al Jazeera media network.

“On the other hand, no country is in a position to make demands. There are differences that need to be addressed,” al-Thani said.

“If there are any differences of opinion, there should be a discussion to resolve them. We must build our relationship on the basis of mutual respect for sovereignty, ”he added.

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There have been speculations that the possible resolution could only include some embargoed countries, but the Qatari foreign minister confirmed that this was not the case.

“Kuwait is mediating between Qatar and the four countries. Any resolution must be a complete one, ”he said.

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He explained that there had been several previous attempts to resolve the conflict through Kuwait and US mediation, and that “some progress” had been made a year earlier.

Earlier this week, sources told Al Jazeera that Qatar and Saudi Arabia were close to a preliminary agreement to end the dispute.

The deal comes as US President Donald Trump’s adviser Jared Kushner arrives in the Gulf region as part of a last – ditch effort to resolve the Gulf crisis before the Trump administration steps down in January.

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