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Bahrain Invites Qatar for Bilateral Talks in Manama

Bahrain Invites Qatar for Bilateral Talks in Manama

Monday, 11 January, 2021 - 18:15
The skyline of the Bahraini capital, Manama, is seen on June 25, 2019. (Getty Images)

Bahrain invited on Monday Qatar for bilateral talks in Manama.

The Foreign Ministry said that it had requested that Qatar send an official delegation at the soonest possible time to begin bilateral discussions on the implementation of the AlUla declaration and pending issues between their countries.

The declaration was announced last week during the 41st Gulf Cooperation Council summit that was hosted in AlUla in Saudi Arabia. The agreement effectively ended the Gulf rift between Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt with Qatar over its support and financing of terrorism.

The quartet had severed diplomatic and economic relations with Doha in 2017. The boycott ended last week.

Bahrain added that it had formed a follow up and a legal committee in line with the AlUla declaration to oversee its implementation.

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