REBUILDING TRUST REQUIRES “A LOT OF TIME” AFTER THE DIPLOMATIC RIFT: QATARI FM

Qatari Foreign Minister, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, said, it will take “a lot of time” to rebuild trust between gulf countries, after the diplomatic rift.

The regional relations have been transformed by the dispute between Qatar and the Saudi-led Arab countries, which is entering its 11th week, Al Thani told reporters.

“Qatar has always been one of the founders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and we still consider that this has a great importance for all of us in the region,” he said.

Unfortunately, the strategic security and trust on which GCC is built has been lost, and we need “a lot of time for the trust to rebuild,” the minister noted.

The Qatari minister also expressed appreciation for the ongoing Kuwait-led diplomatic efforts, especially the letter sent by the Kuwait emir to encourage all relevant parties to engage in dialogue.

“Such crisis is not needed in our region. A region like the Gulf, which was considered the most stable region in the Arab world, is now destabilised because of a crisis without a solid foundation,” Al Thani said.

The Saudi-led boycotting countries accuse Qatar of supporting terrorist, extremist and sectarian organisations, which Doha has repeatedly denied

Source: NAM News Network

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