Germany welcomes joint declaration at GCC meet
January 07 2021 07:28 PM
German embassy in Doha
German embassy in Doha


The German government welcomed the opening of land and sea borders, as well as the airspace, between Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

“It is also major progress that the Gulf states agreed on a joint declaration which is to form the basis for resolving the conflict,” a Federal Foreign Office spokesperson said in a statement shared by the German embassy in Doha on the rapprochement between Qatar and the other Gulf states.

“For the first time since the start of the prolonged crisis between the Gulf states in 2017, the Amir of Qatar took part in the Gulf Co-operation Council summit at the invitation of the King of Saudi Arabia,” the spokesperson said. “The opening of the border does not just have a positive impact on stability and the economic situation in the Gulf states but is above all a bonus for the lives of people in the region. We hope that the rapprochement agreed will now also soon be followed by further concrete steps,” the spokesperson said.

“The agreement came about due to intensive mediation by Kuwait and the efforts of the US, both of whom deserve our thanks. Together with its EU partners, the Federal Government also made repeated efforts to help bring about a solution to the crisis,” the spokesperson added.

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