UAE to reopen all entry points with Qatar
The announcement comes after UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Thursday that Gulf states will restore travel, trade and transport links with Doha within a week.
Saudi Arabia and its allies the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt, in June 2017 slapped a boycott on Qatar over claims it backed Islamist groups and was too close to Iran – accusations Doha strongly rejects.
The quartet agreed to lift the restrictions at a summit Tuesday in the Saudi desert city of Al-Ula.
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Gargash said that although rebuilding confidence and addressing difficult geopolitical issues were longer-term tasks, there was a push to quickly restore physical links.
"The practical measures will be within a week… including travel, transportation, trade etc," he told a press briefing, also flagging the prompt reopening of diplomatic missions.
The UAE is "behind this deal, and positive about the prospect of re-establishing relations with Qatar," he said.
"We recognise that any crisis will leave its repercussions, and dealing with the repercussions from that perspective will take some time."