Qatar reaffirms commitment to dialogue in resolving GCC diplomatic dispute
Oct 25, 2017 Politics 2635 By Abdulkerimu Oare
- Qatar reaffirms commitment to dialogue in resolving GCC diplomatic dispute.
- Agrees with the Emir of Kuwait that the GCC may collapse if the dispute remains unresolved.
- Hails the appeal from Kuwait.
Qatar has reaffirmed its commitment to resolving the ongoing GCC cconflict through dialogue and has called on other parties involved to do the same.
The Emir of Kuwait on Tuesday
warned that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) may collapse if the parties involved in the diplomatic dispute do not take necessary steps towards resolution.
A statement was released by Qatar's foreign ministry on Tuesday in response to the Kuwaiti emir's warning of a potential collapse.
The statement said Doha "hailed the appeal" made by the Kuwaiti leader and did not seek to "escalate the situation".
"In line with the approach laid down by HH the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in his address to the people of Qatar on 21 July 2017, calls upon citizens, residents and all media in Qatar to avoid slipping into the abuse of Gulf symbols," the statement read.
"Qatar has a strong belief in the fairness of its position in this crisis and its adherence to dialogue based on mutual respect, on the basis of its principles and values," it added.