Qatar Sees No Need To Reopen Embassy In Syria - Foreign Ministry

Qatar Sees No Need to Reopen Embassy in Syria - Foreign Ministry

Qatar does not think that reopening its embassy in Syria, which was closed in 2011, is necessary, given the lack of a good outlook for future bilateral relations, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said on Monday

DOHA (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 14th January, 2019) Qatar does not think that reopening its embassy in Syria, which was closed in 2011, is necessary, given the lack of a good outlook for future bilateral relations, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said on Monday.

"We see no need to resume the work of the embassy in Syria, as we see no encouraging signs of possibility to normalize relations with the Syrian government," Al-Thani said at a press conference.

The start of the armed conflict in Syria in 2011 led to dozens of countries, including Qatar, closing their diplomatic missions in the country.

Many members of the Syrian opposition have fled to Qatar since then.

In December, the United Arab Emirates became the first Persian Gulf country to reopen its embassy in the Syrian capital, saying it wanted to bring the Syrian government closer to other Arab countries. Immediately afterward, Bahrain announced that it would follow suit but has yet to act on this statement.

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