Every Thursday, we bring you the latest GCC updates. Here's what happened in Week 222.
H.E. the Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Arab Republic of Egypt Salem bin Mubarak Al Shafi stressed that Egypt is a country with strategic weight, and its pivotal role in the region cannot be neglected. Pointing out that he is part of an integrated system that works to achieve the maximum possible rapprochement in the Qatari-Egyptian bilateral relations.
In his first press statements after handing over his credentials as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Qatar to Egypt, His Excellency said that he felt all the welcome and warmth from the Egyptian side. (MOFA Qatar)
H.E. Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Consular Affairs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ambassador Tamim bin Majid Al Dossary met on 29 September 2021 with H.E. Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Bandar bin Mohammed Al Attiyah.
The meeting dealt with reviewing bilateral cooperation between the two countries, especially in the consular fields. (MOFA Qatar)
The image that has been circulating on social media detailing alleged regulations for the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy’s ‘Host a Fan’ initiative has been confirmed fake, by the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy.
The SC had announced the launch of its Host a Fan initiative on 25 September 2021, enabling households across the country to volunteer to host visiting supporters during upcoming sporting events. The fake image that went viral was first posted by an Emirati-linked Twitter account with the Twitter handle @kuwarimud. The incorrect image mentioned conditions for people wishing to host a fan during the FIFA World Cup 2022™ in 2022. (Marsal Qatar Network)
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Political and Economic Affairs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ambassador Eid bin Mohammed Al Thaqafi met on 28 September 2021 with H.E. Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Bandar bin Mohammed Al Attiyah. (MOFA Qatar)
The Bahrain Ministry of Interior believes Al Jazeera's is running aggressive defaming campaigns that are systematic and come at particular times, for example, every year during the annual assembly of the Geneva Human Rights Council.
The Bahrain Interior Ministry stated on its website that:
"Those campaigns include what the channel (Al Jazeera) aired about an alleged conversation between Bahraini youth and one of the Interior Ministry’s personnel. Along with frequent allegations of torture and visit prevention against inmates, it referred to them as 'prisoned children'”. (Bahrain MOI)
H.E. the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met today with H.H. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah Al-Saud, on the sidelines of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
The meeting dealt with reviewing bilateral cooperation, a number of regional and international issues, in addition to a number of issues of joint interest. (MOFA Qatar)
Sources: MOFA Qatar; Bahrain MOI, Marsal Qatar Network
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