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Qatar’s Emir receives UAE delegation

August 26, 2021
Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani received on Thursday a UAE delegation headed by National Security Adviser Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al-Nahyan. (WAM)
Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani received on Thursday a UAE delegation headed by National Security Adviser Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al-Nahyan. (WAM)



DOHA — Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani received on Thursday a UAE delegation headed by National Security Adviser Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al-Nahyan in Doha, in the first such visit in four years.

The Qatari Emir and Sheikh Tahnoun discussed strengthening cooperation particularly in economic and trade areas and in investment projects, UAE state news agency WAM reported.

Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al-Nahyan conveyed to Qatar’s Emir the greetings of UAE’s President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan.

From his side, Qatar’s Emir conveyed his greetings to the UAE’s leadership and said he wishes further developments and prosperity for the country and its people.

Anwar Gargash, diplomatic adviser to Sheikh Khalifa and former Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, described the meeting as "building bridges of co-operation and prosperity with siblings and friends."

He said on twitter the meeting was an example of a "key pillar of Emirati policy" and that they were "turning the page of disagreement and looking to a positive future."

The meeting marks the first time senior Emirati officials have travelled to Qatar since the resumption of diplomatic ties with Doha early this year.

In January, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and Qatar signed the Al-Ula Declaration to reestablish ties and opened land, sea and air borders with Qatar. — Agencies


August 26, 2021
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