Qatar, Mauritania discuss possibility of resuming diplomatic relations

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Published: March 22,2021 09:30 AM
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March 22, 2021: Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani held talks in Doha on Sunday with his Mauritanian counterpart Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.

March 22, 2021: Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani held talks in Doha on Sunday with his Mauritanian counterpart Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.



The talks between the two top diplomats dwelt on bilateral ties and the resumption of diplomatic relations between Qatar and Mauritania.



Taking to Twitter, Al-Thani informed, “I met with my brother Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Mauritanians Abroad today in Doha. We reviewed bilateral relations and the resumption of diplomatc relations between our brotherly countries.”



Mauritania severed diplomatic relations with Qatar in 2017 following the outbreak of the Gulf crisis, when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut relations with Doha for allegedly supporting terrorist groups, a claim vehemently dismissed by Qatar.



The four countries, however, signed a reconciliation agreement with Qatar to heal their rift during the Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Saudi Arabia in January.