Qatari foreign minister Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani crossed the wires last minutes, via Reuters, urging its neighbor to lift the trade and travel sanctions in order to begin negotiations.
The United Arab Emirates, which along with Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain imposed trade and travel sanctions on Qatar two weeks ago, after Qatar was accused of supporting terrorism-related activities.
Key Quotes via Reuters:
Doha was ready to "engage and address" the concerns of other Gulf Arab states
"Until now we didn't see any progress about lifting the blockade, which is the condition for anything to move forward."
"We have a very strong partnership with the U.S. We are partners together in the global coalition of countering terrorism. We have been talking to them since the crisis started."
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