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China calls for harmony as it welcomes Qatar emir amid Gulf dispute
Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a return to “unity and harmony” on Jan. 31 as he welcomed gas-rich Qatar‘s emir to Beijing, amid a festering dispute that has seen some Arab states lead by Saudi Arabia severing…
- BEIJING – Reuters
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic, trade and transport ties with Qatar in June 2017.
They accuse Qatar of supporting terrorism and cultivating ties with Saudi Arabia’s regional foe, Iran.
Qatar, which denies the charge, says the boycott seeks to curtail its sovereignty, while the row has defied mediation efforts by Kuwait and the United States which sees Gulf unity as…