Bahraini minister criticises Qatar despite accord to end rift

DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar has not taken any initiative to solve the problems with Bahrain, despite an agreement to end a rift of more than three years, Bahrain's Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani said on Thursday. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt agreed earlier this month at a summit to restore diplomatic, trade and travel ties severed in 2017 over accusations that Qatar supported terrorism, a charge it denies.

Reuters January 22, 2021 00:11:12 IST
Bahraini minister criticises Qatar despite accord to end rift

Bahraini minister criticises Qatar despite accord to end rift

DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar has not taken any initiative to solve the problems with Bahrain, despite an agreement to end a rift of more than three years, Bahrain's Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani said on Thursday.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt agreed earlier this month at a summit to restore diplomatic, trade and travel ties severed in 2017 over accusations that Qatar supported terrorism, a charge it denies.

The emerging deal followed mediation efforts by the administration of former U.S. President Donald Trump and Kuwait.

"Qatar didn't show after the summit in al-Ula (Saudi Arabia) any initiative to solve pending problems with Bahrain," said Zayani, according to a post by his ministry on Twitter. He did not elaborate on the issues that need to be solved.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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