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Qatar Proposes Bilateral Cooperation Between Gulf States, Iran

Sat 09 Jan 2021 | 11:52 PM
Rana Atef

On Saturday, former Qatari Prime Minister Hamad Bin Jasim tweeted that Gulf Cooperation Council should think of having a bilateral dialogue with Iran, adding that this cooperation can achieve important targets.

Moreover, he asserted that such a dialogue can obtain peace between the Arabian Gulf countries and their Persian neighbor, Iran, underscoring that the coming of a new US administration and the agreement between the Arab Gulf countries represent a good atmosphere for such a talk.

In the same context, he added that cooperation with Iran can solve a lot of regional issues, continuing that all parties need to set a plan admitting the presence of disputed issues between the Arabic and the Iranian sides.

Last week, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced at the GCC summit that the Gulf states had signed an agreement on regional “solidarity and stability” aimed at resolving a three-year embargo against Qatar.

Leaders of the six-member GCC signed two documents, the Ola declaration, named after the Saudi city where the summit was held, and a final communique.

The contents of the declaration and the communique were expected to be released to the press later.

“An agreement has been reached to open airspace and land and sea borders between Saudi Arabia and Qatar as of this evening,” Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Ahmad Nasser al-Sabah said Monday on Kuwait TV ahead of the summit.