RUSSIAN FM CALLS FOR DIALOGUE TO SETTLE QATAR-GCC CRISIS

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, has called for dialogue, to settle the crisis between three Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and Qatar.

In a statement, Wednesday, Lavrov said, the current crisis with Qatar is an issue of great concern, emphasising that, “it’s important to settle any differences at a negotiating table, to ease concerns that emerged and pool efforts in the fight against the main regional threat, terrorism.”

He also pointed to the telephone conversation held in this regard, Tuesday, between Russian President, Vladimir Putin and the Qatari Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.

The three GCC countries – Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – as well as Egypt, severed ties with Qatar on Monday. Yemen, Libya and the Maldives followed suit.

Qatar has been accused of supporting extremism and destabilising the region, but it rejected such accusations as “unjustified” and “baseless

Source: NAM News Network

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