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Guinea supports Gulf measures towards Qatar and terrorism

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President of Guinea and Chairman of the African Union Alpha Conde said his country stands by Saudi, Bahraini and Emirati measures to sever ties with Qatar over ties to terrorism.

In a letter to Saudi King Salman, Conde confirmed that his country stands by Saudi Arabia in confronting terrorism in all its forms.

Guinea has joined the list of African countries that have also supported Gulf measures against Qatar.

These countries include Mauritania, which cut ties with Doha, and Gabon, which condemned Qatar for “not fighting terrorism.” Senegal has announced it will summon its envoy in Qatar and voiced its “strong solidarity” with other countries that boycotted Qatar. Chad also summoned its envoy in Qatar while Djibouti downgraded relations with Doha.

This came after Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar last week following a diplomatic rift in the Gulf region in recent weeks.