SAUDI ARABIA HOPES QATAR’S RESPONSE TO DEMANDS’ LIST “POSITIVE”

Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel Al-Jubeir, hoped Qatar’s response to a list of demands submitted by Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt, would be “positive” to end the Gulf crisis, while Germany underlined the importance of GCC unity.

Al-Jubeir, at a joint news conference with his German counterpart, Sigmar Gabriel, said, he was looking forward “to receiving the response and examine it thoroughly, then adopt to take necessary positions.”

Al-Jubeir said, the bulk part of the list of demands was included in the 2014 agreement, between Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

He said, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt approved a request by Kuwait, late last night, to extend an ultimatum for Qatar to submit its response for 48 hours.

Al-Jubeir said, he and Gabriel agreed on importance of fighting terrorism and terror financing, extremism and interference in other countries’ affairs.

Gabriel said, Germany was “interested in the unity of the GCC and is supporting the Kuwaiti mediation, in this crisis.”

He said, “We have agreed with Saudi Arabia to end any support for extremist groups.”

Earlier today, in Kuwait, the Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, received Qatar’s Foreign Minister, Sheikh Mohammad Al-Thani, who handed the Amir a message from Qatari Amir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.

The message includes Qatar’s response to a list of demands from the four countries, handed over to Doha through Kuwait late last month

Source: NAM News Network