BLOCKADE ON QATAR ‘FUTILE', SAYS EMIR IN GERMANY
The Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani condemned the blockade imposed by four Arab countries at the Munich Security Conference held in February.
Warning that the months-long crisis is having a negative effect on the region's security and economy, Sheikh Tamim termed the blockade as “futile”.
“It has been a futile crisis, manufactured by our neighbours,” said the Emir.
“By defusing the impact of the illegal and aggressive measures imposed on our people, Qatar has preserved its sovereignty,” he said.
“Those aggressive actors wish to use smaller states as pawns within their power games and sectarian conflicts.”
Sheikh Tamim added that despite the measures against it, Qatar has developed new international trade routes and diversified its economy.