Qatar and UAE resume diplomatic representation
Updated 17:05, 19-Jun-2023

Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have announced the restoration of their diplomatic representation, said the Qatar News Agency (QNA) on Monday.

Qatar's embassy in Abu Dhabi and its consulate in Dubai, as well as the UAE's embassy in Doha will reopen on Monday, according to the report.

Both sides stressed that the significant step reflects the determination of the leaderships of both countries and contributes to the advancement of joint Arab initiatives, fulfilling the aspirations of the two brotherly peoples, QNA said.

In June 2017, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt announced the severing of diplomatic ties with Qatar, citing Qatar's alleged support for terrorism and destabilization of the region. Qatar has denied these accusations.

In 2021, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt announced the restoration of diplomatic relations with Qatar on the sidelines of the 41st Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia.

However, due to a lack of consensus on certain issues, the process of full normalization between the countries and Qatar has been delayed.

(Cover: File of the skyline of Doha, capital of Qatar, June 14, 2022. /Xinhua)

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency

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