Asserting that differences can be resolved through dialogue and political differences should not burden civilians, Qatar’s ruling emir said he is open for dialogue to solve the boycott by the four powerful Arab neighbours.
In his first public address since the crisis erupted, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani stressed that he is ready to find a solution to the lingering problem, but within the framework of respect for the sovereignty of each state.
Stating that Qatar is not afraid to correct its errors, the Emir added that “this crisis has helped us identify and overcome the shortcomings and obstacles in determining Qatar’s national, political, economic and independent identity.”
He also appreciated the spirit of solidarity, harmony and defiance that prevailed among the people of Qatar, both citizens and residents, since the beginning of the blockade imposed by fellow GCC countries.
The nation’s leader further assured that day-to-day life in Qatar has continued as normal since the onset of the blockade.