Qatar receives the credentials of the first Saudi ambassador since 2017. This is how he saw the crisis


Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN)– Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman received, on Monday, a copy of the credentials of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Prince Mansour bin Khalid bin Farhan, the first ambassador since the crisis of severing diplomatic relations in mid-2017, and after Agreement on reconciliation last January.

In a statement, the Qatari Foreign Ministry said that Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman wished the Saudi ambassador success in performing his duties, assuring him of “providing all support to advance bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries to closer cooperation in various fields.”

Prince Mansour bin Khalid bin Farhan was Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Spain. During the crisis with Qatar, Prince Mansour told El Mundo newspaper in July 2017, that the decision of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt to cut diplomatic and economic relations with Qatar “was the result of Qatar’s continued financing of extremist organizations, the practice of hostile policies against its neighbors, and harboring and supporting the leaders of Extremist organizations,” according to the official Saudi Press Agency.

He added, “This decision was not surprising, as the Gulf Cooperation Council countries have made sincere efforts over the past years to persuade Qatar to stop its financing of extremist organizations, and to change its hostile policy against its neighbors, and not to harbor and support leaders of extremist organizations, and Qatar did not respond, so it is not reasonable that All countries that cut ties with Qatar are wrong, and Qatar alone is right.”

He continued by saying that “the Arab-Islamic American Summit Conference in Riyadh, which brought together US President (at the time) Donald Trump with the leaders of 55 Islamic countries, commitment and pledge to stand firmly against terrorism and its sponsors and financiers, with the exception of Qatar, which attended the conference and did not adhere to its outcomes, which confirms the soundness of the position taken. against Qatar.


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