Saudi and UAE Ambassadors and Bahrain Charge d'Affaires meet with the Turkish Foreign Minister
The Ambassadors of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the Charge d'Affaires of the Kingdom of Bahrain met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, Mevlut Cavusoglu.
They conveyed to him the measures and steps taken by the three countries on severing diplomatic and consular relations with the State of Qatar, in light of the three states' commitments to fight terrorism, to dry up its sources of funding and to combat extremism and the tools for its dissemination and promotion.
They added that it was a result of the continued violation by the authorities in Doha of the obligations and agreements signed by them, including the pledge not to support or harbor elements or organizations that threaten the security of states. This is in addition to ignoring the repeated contacts that called upon it to fulfill the provisions of the Riyadh agreement of 2013 and its mechanism and the 2014 supplementary agreement.
Such actions resulted to endangering these countries and to being targeted through subversion and the spread of chaos by individuals and terrorist organizations based in the State of Qatar or supported by them.
The three countries, they added, will not hesitate to confront these attempts and will stand in the way of any action aimed at their national security and the stability of their peoples, affirming at the same time their countries' keenness on the interest of the Qatari people, who must not to be harmed by the practices of their government.
The people of Qatar are a natural extension of their brothers in the Gulf countries and part of their roots and social fabric, they added. These countries were keen to take into account the humanitarian situation of the joint families between them and the State of Qatar.
The Ambassadors were told by the Turkish Foreign Minister about the Turkish government's assessment, role and efforts to resolve this crisis.