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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia welcomes the joint declaration signed by the GCC international locations and Egypt with an purpose to place an finish to a 3.5-year blockade of Qatar, and hopes that the provisions of the declaration will probably be absolutely carried out, the Russian International Ministry mentioned on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, the forty first summit of the leaders of the six international locations of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was held within the Saudi metropolis of AlUla. The assembly resulted within the signing of a declaration, wherein the perimeters introduced the restoration of relations with Qatar and expressed their dedication to strengthening the regional unity.
“Moscow lauds the agreements reached in AlUla that grew to become a manifestation of the goodwill of the leaders of the GCC international locations and Egypt, in addition to the results of the respective mediatory efforts made by Kuwait,” the assertion, printed on the ministry’s web site, mentioned.
The ministry added that the outcomes of the summit indicated the dedication of its members to settle all of the variations, resume mutual confidence and pleasant relations.
“We hope that such intentions will probably be absolutely carried out,” the ministry mentioned, emphasizing the significance of “equal and respectful dialogue” between the Center Japanese states and noting its significance for regional safety.
Qatar had been underneath a diplomatic and financial blockade since June 2017, when Saudi Arabia and different monarchies accused it of meddling of their home affairs and sponsoring terrorism. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt issued the 13-item ultimatum that required Doha to scale down the relations with Iran, to shut a Qatari-based Turkish navy base, to close down Al Jazeera tv community and to cease meddling in neighbours’ home affairs. Doha has constantly denied the accusations, insisting that the neighbours’ discontent with its financial successes was behind their hostile insurance policies.