Foreign Ministry Renews Call for End to Arab Crisis

  • Foreign Ministry Renews Call for End to Arab Crisis

Foreign Ministry Renews Call for End to Arab Crisis

A few days before that, visiting US President Donald Trump urged Arab Muslim leaders attending a Saudi-organized summit in Riyadh to create a regional military alliance to counter what he claimed is "Iran's influence", vilifying the country as the world's "top sponsor of terrorism".

"Our foreign policy is subject to the sovereignty of our country and is based on our own assessment and our own principles". Qatar Air's strategy has included adding destinations served by wide-body planes that use Doha as a transfer point, as well as buying stakes in key airlines such as British Airways parent IAG SA and South America's biggest carrier Latam Airlines Group SA.

Qatar's port authority published video Monday showing a ship arriving at Doha's Hamad Port from Oman's port of Sohar.

Qatar has always been accused of financial links to extremist groups and allowing Islamists to base themselves in Doha and using Qatari media as a platform.

The Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani) announced the opening of two new shipping services between Qatar and Oman on Sunday, after Saudi Arabia and its allies imposed a blockade of the Gulf state last week.

Pakistani ambassadors in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz will attend the conference on Monday.

The Foreign Secretary also said Qatar must take seriously the concerns of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain and "urgently" do more to address support for extremists.

Al Baker said the airline will press ahead with plans to add 24 new destinations in the coming 12 months.

Turkey and Iran have promised Qatar food supplies and troops.

"We expect our friends to stand up with us in this unfair, illegal blockade conducted by four countries", the CEO told Al-Jazeera.

Qatar has defiantly vowed the country is "not ready to surrender" even if it would mean an end to the diplomatic row.

Qatar's shipborne exports of liquid natural gas have continued to travel unhindered out of the Persian Gulf as well, though they could be a target if the crisis escalates. "Sudan and Eritrea for example are members of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, however, they both have very close ties to Qatar", Weber said.

Çavuşoğlu informed the diplomats of Turkey's and the worldwide community's expectations during the meeting, including his talks with officials from third parties regarding the conflict in Gulf region.