Foreign Minister Meets Italian Counterpart

Qatar’s Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met here today with HE Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Italian Republic Angelino Alfano .

During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations, ways of boosting them, and latest developments among the Gulf Cooperation Council countries as well as a number of regional and international issues of common concern.

HE the Foreign Minister told his Italian counterpart that the State of Qatar is ready to engage in constructive dialogue and negotiations with the countries of the blockade, provided that the dialogue is based on sound foundations,” .

HE the Minister expressed Qatar’s surprise at the list of demands sent by the siege countries, which affect Qatari sovereignty and aims to impose guardianship over the State of Qatar. HE the Minister stressed that” the State of Qatar is a sovereign state and does not allow any external interference. “

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs