“WE HAVE SOLVED OUR DIFFERENCES”
The Foreign Minister HE Dr Khaled bin Mohamed Al Attiyah said on April 23 that the “Gulf differences” had come to an end and it was now up to the countries that had recalled their ambassadors from Doha to send them back.
Speaking at a joint news conference with Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al Hamd Al Sabah, Al Attiyah said that the GCC deal was struck without the parties making any concessions.
“The brothers in the GCC countries have reached deals; this does not mean that concessions were made by any party,” Qatar News Agency quoted the Foreign Minister as saying.
He said that the difference of opinion between Qatar and three GCC countries – Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain – was over and the mechanism of the inter- Gulf agreement hammered out in Riyadh on April 17 was “clear cut”. Al Attiyah commended the Emir of Kuwait HH Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah for sponsoring the Riyadh agreement.
Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al Sabah and his Qatari counterpart Dr Khaled bin Mohamed Al Attiyah pose for a photograph after signing agreements between their countries on April 23 at the foreign ministry in Kuwait City.