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The UAE reopens land, air and sea ports with Qatar


10-January-2021

The historic decision went into effect on 9 January.

Khalid Abdullah Belhoul, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has said that the UAE will begin to end all measures taken against the State of Qatar according to the statement issued on 5th June, 2017, following the signing of the Al-Ula Declaration.

Khalid Abdullah Belhoul, all said that all relevant authorities in the UAE have been notified of these measures.

He added that the UAE will work with Qatar to resolve all other outstanding issues through bilateral talks.

It comes after leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) signed the Al- ULa Communique and pledged to reinforce the bonds of fraternity and solidarity between the people of the region.

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.

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.

Source: WAM news agency

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