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Qatar and Bahrain agree in Riyadh to close the outstanding issues


Qatar and Bahrain agreed, during a meeting held yesterday evening (Tuesday) in Riyadh, to end the outstanding issues between them, according to what was included in the “Al-Ula Statement.”

The meeting was held at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf between two delegations from the Kingdom of Bahrain and the State of Qatar.

The State of Qatar’s delegation to the meeting was headed by Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, while the delegation of Bahrain was headed by Dr. Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The Qatar News Agency said that the meeting dealt with setting up the mechanisms and procedures necessary to launch the course of talks at the level of bilateral committees, according to the contents of the “Al-Ula Statement” issued by the Al-Ula Summit in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on January 5, 2021, to end the pending special files between them.

The two sides also stressed the importance of work and cooperation between the two brotherly countries in a way that enhances brotherly relations, achieves the aspirations of their peoples for security, stability and development, and supports the joint action of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf.