Arab foreign ministers meet with Bahrain’s king over Qatar crisis

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Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa met with the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt in which he urged for concerted efforts to defeat terrorism.

UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Shaikh Abdulla bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met in Bahrain’s Al-Sakhir Palace on Saturday, marking the Anti-Terror Quartet’s joint meeting in Manama.


They were accompanied by Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa.

Bahrain’s king commended the quartet’s firm keenness on supporting the security and stability of the region, addressing its problems and protecting it from the policies of backing extremist groups and harboring terrorists, according to a statement on Bahrain News Agency (BNA).

“These policies have caused dangerous humanitarian crises, with hundreds of thousands of our peoples displaced and left homeless, facing hardships in the diaspora”, Bahrain’s King Hamad said.

The quartet severed diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar last month after accusing Doha of supporting terrorism, interfering in their internal affairs and seeking closer ties with Iran.

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