DOHA: Ambassador Ahmed bin Saeed bin Jabor Al Rumaihi, Director of the Information Office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has said that State of Qatar has a positive outlook on the future of the Gulf and the marginal attempts to disturb the positive atmosphere for the Gulf reconciliation were expected.
"Unfortunately, we see an official such as Minister of State Anwar Gargash talking inappropriately about the level of efforts that have been made to achieve reconciliation," Al Rumaihi said in a tweet yesterday.
He also added: "We will not consider these attempts. The State of Qatar has a positive outlook on the future of the Gulf, its unity and its future. Focusing on positive action is better than negative statements."
Earlier, UAE Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash speaking at a virtual news conference said that restoring full diplomatic ties would take time and depended on Qatar's future dealings with Iran, Turkey and Islamic extremist groups. "We have a very good start," said Gargash, "but we have issues with rebuilding trust."