On the 4th local time, Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said at the “Mediterranean Dialogue Forum” held online that part of the resolution of the Gulf severance crisis had been made.
Qatar hoped that things would go in the right direction, but it was not sure whether the crisis would soon. It can be solved. Stressing the importance of the resolution of the crisis to maintain peace and stability in the Gulf region, he said that any solution to the crisis must be holistic, must include all relevant parties, and must be based on mutual respect and safeguarding the interests of all people in the Gulf region.
Muhammad also said that the differences between the two sides of the crisis must be resolved through dialogue, and the relationship between the two sides must be based on mutual respect for sovereignty. He also said that even if the severance crisis is resolved, it will take time to heal the rifts in bilateral relations.
In June 2017, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt announced that Qatar had severed diplomatic relations and imposed sanctions and blockades on Qatar on the grounds of “supporting terrorism” and “destructing regional security”.
This severance of diplomatic relations continues to this day.