GCC Blockade proved worthless: Emir of Qatar

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in his address to a major security conference at Germany stated that the embargo imposed by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt have not borne any useful results. Qatar has successfully preserved its sovereignty by completely diffusing the impact of the harsh measures against its civilians. Qatar has not only increased its economic diversity but also developed new international trade routes.

Sheikh reiterated the need for a comprehensive security settlement in the Middle East as the region is being pushed into an irreversible mess ever since. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also alarmed the world about the brewing crisis in the region as different faultlines have developed and also are highly interconnected. The region is in grip of many conflicts viz Israel and Palestine, Sunni and Shia Muslims in addition to the Gulf crisis.

 

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