Qatar receives new Saudi ambassador

Qatar's foreign minister on Monday received Saudi Arabia's new ambassador Prince Mansour bin Khalid bin Farhan to Doha

  
Qatari foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, is pictured at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon February 9, 2021.

Qatari foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, is pictured at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon February 9, 2021.

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DUBAI- Qatar's foreign minister on Monday received Saudi Arabia's new ambassador to Doha, the first to be reinstated by Arab states that had agreed to end a row with Qatar earlier this year, state news agency QNA said.

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani welcomed Saudi Ambassador Prince Mansour bin Khalid bin Farhan and assured him of "all support to advance bilateral relations", QNA added.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain had agreed in January to end the boycott imposed in mid-2017 and restore political, trade and travel ties with Doha.

Riyadh has taken the lead among the four in re-establishing relations.

(Writing by Ghaida Ghantous, editing by Louise Heavens) ((ghaida.ghantous@thomsonreuters.com;))


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