Bahrain and Qatar to restore diplomatic relations

Bahrain and Qatar have decided to restore diplomatic relations.

The announcement was made following a meeting of the Bahraini-Qatari Follow-up Committee at the headquarters of the GCC General Secretariat in Riyadh yesterday.

The Bahraini delegation was headed by Under-Secretary for Political Affairs Dr Shaikh Abdulla bin Ahmed Al Khalifa and the Qatari side by its Foreign Affairs Ministry Secretary General Dr Ahmed Hassan Al Hammadi.

The meeting discussed the agenda topics, and the two sides reviewed the outcomes of the first meeting of the joint legal committee and the joint security committee.

It was decided to restore diplomatic relations between the two countries, in accordance with the principles of the UN Charter and the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, 1961.

The two sides confirmed that this decision stems from the mutual desire to develop bilateral relations and enhance GCC integration and unity in accordance with the purposes of the GCC Statute, and respect for the principles of equality between states, national sovereignty and independence, territorial integrity, and good neighbourliness.




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