Qatar calls for constructive dialogue to resolve Gulf dispute

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-08 19:35:56|Editor: ying
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DOHA, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani insisted that the Gulf diplomatic crisis should be resolved through constructive dialogue that does not affect the sovereignty of states, Qatar's state news agency (QNA) reported Friday.

During Hamad al-Thani's telephone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump, the two leaders discussed the latest development related to the Gulf crisis in light of Kuwait's mediation through diplomatic means and dialogue among all parties to ensure security and stability of the region.

Qatari Emir expressed his appreciation to Kuwait's efforts and the position of the United States on the need to resolve the crisis through dialogues.

The two leaders also discussed means of supporting and strengthening the strategic cooperation between the two countries in various fields.

Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah held a joint news conference with Trump on Thursday, to discuss the latest development and ways to resolve the Gulf crisis.

Kuwait has been acting as a mediator since June 5, when the Saudi-led bloc including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic relations with Qatar and imposed a land, sea and air blockade against it, accusing Doha of supporting "terrorism." Qatar has strongly denied the allegations.