Monday, April 15, 2024

United Arabs! Qatar & Bahrain Formally Resume Bilateral Ties After 6 Year

After a six-year break, Qatar and Bahrain have officially resolved to reestablish their bilateral ties after other Arab nations made peace with Doha.

The historic development will further strengthen the Gulf region, according to a statement from the Qatari foreign ministry.

After a break of more than three years, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt lifted their sanctions against Qatar in January 2021. Except for Bahrain, all other nations had resumed travel and commerce throughout the same year.

The Bahraini crown prince called the emir of Qatar earlier this year to discuss issues of common interest, signalling the normalisation of bilateral relations.

The Gulf nations cut diplomatic ties with Qatar in 2017 due to allegations that Qatar had supported extremism and terrorism.

The GCC General Secretariat in the Saudi capital, where the decision was reached, hosted the second meeting of the Bahrain-Qatar Follow-up Committee on Wednesday, according to announcements from the two nations.

As a sign that the two Gulf governments were working to mend their relationship, Bahrain’s crown prince spoke on the phone with Qatar’s emir in January.

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