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Qatari FM in Germany says Doha committed to diplomacy to ease tensions

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Qatar Foreign Minister Mohammed Abdulrahman Al-Thani said on Friday during a press conference held with his German counterpart that his country wants to seek diplomacy and dialogue to solve tensions between Doha and Arab powers.

Thani warned of negative consequences because of the tensions on the people of the region.

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Qatar must increase its diplomatic efforts to ease tension while urging Gulf states to lift air and sea blockade imposed this week on Doha.

The Arab world’s biggest powers cut ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of support for Islamist militants and Iran.

On Thursday, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain have collectively designated 59 individuals and 12 institutions that have financed terrorist organizations and received support from Qatar.

But Qatar on Friday rejected the list, saying it has “no basis.”