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Yemeni government says restores ties with Qatar

Yemen’s foreign minister, Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, and his Qatari counterpart, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman, hold talks in the Qatari capital, Doha, on Sunday, March 7, 2021. (Yemen Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Yemen’s foreign minister, Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, and his Qatari counterpart, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman, hold talks in the Qatari capital, Doha, on Sunday, March 7, 2021. (Yemen Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
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08 Mar 2021 12:03:31 GMT9
08 Mar 2021 12:03:31 GMT9

Arab News

  • Both sides agreed to unify diplomatic positions on Yemen

LONDON: Yemen’s internationally recognized government on Sunday restored diplomatic ties with Qatar, the foreign ministry announced.

Both sides agreed to resume bilateral relations and coordinate positions regarding political regional and international developments.

They also said they would unify diplomatic positions on Yemen, and work to achieve peace and stability in the region.

The announcement came following talks in Doha, between Yemen’s foreign minister, Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, and his Qatari counterpart, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman.

Bin Mubarak delivered a message from Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim, thanking Doha for its humanitarian and development support for Yemen.

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt ended a three-year rift with Qatar following a Gulf summit in the historic Saudi city of AlUla in January.

During the meeting, Sheikh Mohammed underlined the need for a political solution to end the six-year war in Yemen.

He renewed Qatar’s support for unity, security and territorial integrity of Yemen, including supporting the efforts of UN envoy Martin Griffiths to bring peace and stability.

Kuwait last month hosted bilateral talks with Qatar and Egypt, and with Qatar and the UAE, aimed at resolving individual issues.

(With Reuters)

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