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Tillerson meets Qatari authorities, closes tour in Persian Gulf

IANS  |  Cairo 

The US Secretary of State in Doha on Thursday with the Emir of Qatar, in the framework of his tour to unlock the diplomatic crisis within the countries.

The official Qatari news agency QNA reported that the meeting between Rex Tillerson and Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani took place in al-Bahr Palace and was attended by the Kuwaiti information minister, Mohammad Abdullah al-Mubarak al-Sabah, Efe reported.

QNA said that at the meeting they addressed the latest developments in the Persian crisis and efforts to resolve it through dialogue and diplomatic channels.

However, it did not give further details on the points that were discussed and the participants did not make statements after the meeting, which is the second this week between the US diplomat and Qatari authorities.

Qatari television channel al-Jazeera said Tillerson left Doha shortly after the meeting, heading for Washington, without revealing the potential gains made in the past two days on his visits to Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain severed diplomatic relations with Qatar on June 5, closing off land borders, as well as air space and maritime territories and banning Qatar's means of transport.

The four countries accused Doha of alleged support for terrorist organizations such as the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic State and Al Qaeda.

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First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 01:20 IST
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