Bahrain crown prince and Qatar emir talk about ‘variations’ in name | Information


Leaders agreed the international locations will proceed to speak to attain frequent targets, BNA state information company studies.

Bahrain’s crown prince and the Qatari emir have held a cellphone dialog, in accordance with Bahraini state media, in an indication the 2 Gulf states may transfer in direction of repairing ties two years after the lifting of a regional boycott of Qatar.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt in January 2021 ended a three-and-half-year blockade on Qatar however since then there have been no bilateral discussions between Doha and Manama to resolve variations.

BNA state information company stated that in Wednesday’s name with Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Bahrain’s Crown Prince and Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa “emphasised the significance of joint efforts to resolve all excellent variations”.

“It was additionally agreed that officers from each international locations will proceed to speak to attain frequent targets,” BNA’s readout of the decision added.

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani met Bahrain’s king final week within the UAE [File: Handout]

The dialog got here after Qatar’s emir and Bahrain’s king attended a small Arab summit hosted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) president in Abu Dhabi final week that was additionally attended by the rulers of Oman, Jordan and Egypt.

In June 2017, the 4 international locations had damaged off diplomatic and commerce ties with Qatar over claims it was too near Iran and backed hardline teams, allegations Doha has at all times firmly denied.

In January 2021, the blockading quartet agreed to revive ties in a summit hosted by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman within the desert metropolis of al-Ula, following a flurry of diplomatic exercise.

Saudi Arabia has since led efforts to rebuild ties with Qatar and, together with Egypt, re-established diplomatic relations. The UAE and Bahrain have but to take action. All however Bahrain restored journey and commerce hyperlinks in 2021.

BNA’s readout of Wednesday’s name stated the dialogue additionally highlighted the significance of preserving the cohesion of the Gulf Cooperation Council, which counts each Bahrain and Qatar as members, in addition to regional safety and stability.


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