Qatar ready to mediate between Turkey, Saudi Arabia
'It is in everyone's interest that there be friendly relations between these countries,’ says official
Qatar is ready to mediate between Turkey and Saudi Arabia, an official said Monday.
Mutlaq Al-Qahtani, Special Envoy of the Qatari Foreign Minister for Combating Terrorism and Mediation in the Settlement of Disputes, made the offer in a statement.
Speaking at a symposium dubbed "Policy and Experience of the State of Qatar in Mediation and Conflict Resolution” organized by the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, the envoy responded to a question about Qatar's willingness to mediate and ease tensions between Turkey and Saudi Arabia or between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
"This is due to the principle of consent as a basic principle in international relations
"If these two countries see that the State of Qatar has a role in this mediation, then it is possible to do so," Al-Qahtani said.
"It is in everyone's interest that there be friendly relations between [all] these countries,” he added.
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