QATARI AMIR, BRITISH FM DISCUSS GULF CRISIS

Qatari Amir, Sheikh Tamim Al-Thani, held talks in Doha, with British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, on the Gulf crisis and its impacts on regional and international stability.

The Amir and Johnson also discussed regional and international efforts to combat terrorists and extremism.

Johnson reiterated Britain's support to the Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's mediation, to address the Gulf crisis.

Sheikh Tamim and Johnson also discussed bilateral cooperation with regards to the FIFA World Cup 2022, which would be held in Doha.

The British Foreign Secretary also met with his Qatari counterpart, Sheikh Mohammad Al-Thani, and discussed the Gulf crisis.

Johnson is on a tour of the region which took him to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. He is also due to visit the UAE.

Earlier, the British top diplomat met with Kuwait's First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, who applauded Britain's support of Kuwaiti efforts to resolve the Gulf crisis.

The Foreign Secretary expressed anxiety regarding the continuing crisis, as he called on all sides involved to contain the stalemate and hastily resolve the matter through dialogue.

Johnson, in a statement, following his arrival in Saudi Arabia yesterday evening, said, his visit to the Gulf aimed at reaffirming support for Kuwait's mediation, to address dispute between Qatar on one side, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt on the other.

He said, Britain's close and historic friendship with all of the Gulf states is becoming even more relevant and important in today's volatile world

Source: NAM News Network