Saudi Overseas Minister Farhan says kingdom ‘will restore full diplomatic relations with Qatar’.
Saudi Arabia expects to reopen its embassy in Doha within the coming days, the dominion’s international minister has mentioned, following an settlement final week that ended a three-year-old dispute between 4 Arab international locations and Qatar.
Requested about embassy reopenings, Overseas Minister Faisal bin Farhan informed journalists in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh, on Saturday the problem was only a matter of logistics.
“Our embassy shall be reopened in Doha inside days after finishing essential procedures,” he mentioned in a information convention along with his Jordanian counterpart, Ayman Safadi.
The dominion’s high diplomat mentioned Saudi Arabia “will restore full diplomatic relations with Qatar”.
Saudi Arabia and its allies – the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt – in June 2017 imposed a diplomatic, commerce and journey embargo on Qatar that included closing airspace to the nation over claims it labored to help “terrorism” and was too near Iran.
The international locations launched an inventory of 13 calls for to be met for the blockade to finish, together with shutting down the Doha-based Al Jazeera Media Community.
Doha vehemently denied the allegations and calls for, saying the blockade was meant to undermine its sovereignty.
Three of the Gulf Cooperation Council members – Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain – of the quartet agreed to carry the restrictions at a GCC summit earlier within the month within the Saudi desert metropolis of Al-Ula after mediation by outgoing United States President Donald Trump’s administration in addition to one other GCC member Kuwait.
The international locations have opened up their airspaces to one another and a few flights have resumed.
Saudi Arabia and Qatar additionally reopened an essential land crossing final week on the latter’s solely land border.