Emir Qatar Lewatkan KTT Teluk di Arab Saudi – Solid Gold

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

Solid Gold ~ Emir Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani tidak menghadiri KTT Teluk yang diselenggarakan oleh Arab Saudi, yang telah memimpin pemboikotan terhadap negara itu selama lebih dari satu tahun.

Pemimpin-pemimpin lain dari enam negara Dewan Kerjasama Teluk yang datang, hari Minggu (9/12) menuruni tangga eskalator berwarna keemasan dan disambut langsung oleh Raja Arab Saudi Salman, sehari sebelum pelaksanaan KTT itu. Qatar hanya mengirim seorang pejabat tingkat rendah.

Anggota-anggota Dewan Kerjasama Teluk – Bahrain, Arab Saudi dan Uni Emirat Arab – memutuskan hubungan diplomatik dengan Qatar pada musim panas 2017 lalu karena negara itu mendukung kelompok-kelompok oposisi Islam yang mereka nilai sebagai teroris.

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani mengikuti KTT Teluk tahun lalu di Kuwait dimana negara-negara yang memboikot mengirim perwakilan tingkat rendah.

Menteri Luar Negeri Bahrain Khalid Al Khalifa mencuit di Twitter bahwa Sheikh Tamim seharusnya menerima “tuntutan yang adil dan datang ke pertemuan tingkat tinggi itu.”

Sumber : VOA

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Qatar’s emir skipped a summit in Saudi Arabia on Sunday with fellow Arab Gulf leaders whose boycott of the small but energy-flush neighbor has sparked a major regional diplomatic row.

Riyadh is hosting the annual gathering as crises rumble on over the 18-month-old dispute with Doha, the war in Yemen and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul.

The regional powerhouse had invited Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to attend the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council talks, but the foreign ministry in Doha said he would not go.

Instead Qatar was represented by the minister of state for foreign affairs, Sultan al-Muraikhi, it said.

Saudi Arabia, along with Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, severed diplomatic ties with Doha in 2017, accusing it of supporting terrorism and fostering close ties with their regional rival Iran.

Doha —which announced this month it was quitting the Saudi-dominated OPEC oil cartel — denies the allegations, but the dispute has dragged on.

Speaking at the start of the summit, Saudi King Salman accused Iran of “continuing to interfere in the affairs of the countries in the region”.

Source : VOA

 

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