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Posted On: 24 September 2020 04:00 pm
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Unconditional dialogue the way to solve Gulf crisis -- GCC Crisis Updates Week 171

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Do you know what the latest updates are on the GCC crisis? Read all the way down to get all the updates on the latest developments in the ongoing Gulf crisis.

And here's what happened last week: GCC Crisis Updates Week 170.

24 September 2020

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs meets Kuwaiti Foreign Minister

Unconditional dialogue the way to solve Gulf crisis, lifting blockade first step: H.H. The Amir -- GCC Crisis Updates Week 171
Image credit: Gulf Times

On Wednesday, His Excellency (H.H.) Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met h H.E. Envoy of His Highness (H.H.) the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah, who is also Kuwait's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Acting Minister of Defense, while he was visiting the country, based on a report by Gulf Times.

During this meeting, they discussed bilateral cooperation and relations between Qatar and Kuwait and also talked about issues of joint interest.

Could this meeting have something to do with the meetings held in recent days and indications through comments that the three-year blockade may just be on the way to being a thing of the past?

23 September 2020

The Amir: Respect for sovereignty way to solve the Gulf crisis

H.H. The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani participated in the opening session of the General Debate of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly via video-conference from New York's UN headquarters. A large number of leaders of different countries, heads of governments and delegations also participated, according to the Peninsula Qatar.

H.H the Amir, in his speech (unofficial translation), said:

“Based on our moral and legal responsibilities towards our peoples, we have affirmed, and we will continue to reaffirm, that unconditional dialogue based on common interests and respect for the sovereignty of states is the way to solve this crisis which had started with an illegal blockade, and whose solution starts with lifting this blockade.
"After more than three years since the start of the unjust and illegal blockade on the State of Qatar, “we have continued the march of progress and development in various fields.
“Despite the blockade, Qatar has strengthened its effective participation in the multilateral international action to find solutions to other crises. And during the unjust and unlawful blockade it is going through it also has securely established its policy founded on respecting the rules and principles of international law and the United Nations Charter, especially, the principle of respecting the sovereignty of states and rejecting intervention in their internal affairs.
“On this occasion, I reiterate my deep appreciation for the sincere efforts of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Amir of the sisterly State of Kuwait, and to commend highly the endeavours of brotherly and friendly countries to bring this crisis to an end.” (Peninsula Qatar)

22 September 2020

Unconditional dialogue the way to solve Gulf crisis, lifting blockade first step: Amir

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On 22 September 2020, the Amir H.H. Sheikh Tamim addressed the 75th United Nations General Assembly He reiterated that unconditional dialogue based on common interests and respect for the sovereignty of states was the only way to solve the Gulf crisis. He also added that the lifting of the illegal blockade on Qatar would be the first step to end it, according to the Peninsula Qatar.

In his speech, he also talked about multilateral cooperation and how it is the only way to face the challenges of epidemics, climate and the environment in general. He also talked about dealing with issues related to poverty, war and peace, and achieving the common goals in security and stability, and that Qatar hastened to take all preventive measures and measures to protect citizens and residents:

“After more than three years have passed since the start of the unjust and illegal blockade on the State of Qatar, nevertheless we kept to the path towards progress and development in various fields. Despite the blockade, Qatar has strengthened its effective participation in the multilateral international efforts to find a solution to different crises.
“Throughout the unjust and unlawful blockade, we have consolidated our policies which are based on the respect of the principles and provisions of international law and united Nations Charter especially the principle of respecting the sovereignty of the states and rejecting intervention in their internal affairs of states.
“We bear moral and legal responsibility towards our people. We have stressed and we will continue to stress that unconditional dialogue based on common interests and respect for the sovereignty of states is the way to solve this (Gulf) crisis.
“It (Gulf crisis) started with imposing an illegal blockade and lifting this blockade would be the first step to end it.” (Peninsula Qatar)

20 September 2020

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets GCC Secretary-General

Image credit: MOFA Qatar

H.E. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met on Sunday with H.E. Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf, who is currently visiting the country. During the meeting, views were exchanged on the GCC march and issues of common concern, according to QNA.

Sources: Gulf Times, Peninsula Qatar, Peninsula Qatar and QNA

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