Qatar says ready to solve crisis through dialogue

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/9/16 2:18:33

The Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said that he is ready to sit at a negotiating table to solve the 100 days long regional crisis in Berlin, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported on Friday.

"As you know we have had a siege of more than 100 days against Qatar," the Emir told a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. "We spoke about Qatar's readiness to sit at the table to solve this issue."

Merkel said she was concerned that there was still no solution to the crisis, adding she supported efforts by Kuwait and the United States to mediate an end to the dispute.

Earlier, Tamim and Merkel held a meeting Friday at the Federal Chancellery and discussed regional and international developments, especially the Gulf crisis and efforts being made to contain and resolve it through dialogue and diplomatic means as well as through the mediation of Kuwait.

During the meeting, they also discussed the joint efforts of the two countries in fighting against terrorism, and to eliminate this phenomenon that threatens the security of the world, within the framework of regional and international efforts to combat all its forms and sources of funding.

Berlin is the second trip in the Emir's first route after turkey since the crisis erupted, and he is expected to visit the French capital Paris to meet French President Emmanuel Macron.

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