ABU DHABI, 8th January, 2021: Giving clear indications to a break-away from a longer than three-and-half years old stand-off between the UAE and the State of Qatar, clear signs of thawing the relations between the two countries are emerging.
Khalid Abdullah Belhoul, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said the UAE will begin to end all measures taken against the State of Qatar according to the statement issued on June 5, 2017, following the signing of the Al-Ula Declaration, the state news agency informed.
He said the UAE will work with the State of Qatar to resolve all other outstanding issues through bilateral talks.
The Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation noted that the Al-Ula Declaration, and the associated permanent agreement of GCC solidarity, is considered a Gulf and Arab achievement that promotes and bolsters the cohesion of the GCC, Arab and Islamic unity.
Closed doors set to open
He indicated that the UAE will work to re-open all land, sea and air ports for inbound and outbound movement, and that all relevant authorities in the UAE have been notified of these measures which will go into effect as of 9 January.