Qatar says there has been 'small progress' in resolving Gulf dispute

December 14, 2019

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Asked whether there was progress at the Gulf Cooperation Council summit held last week, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani told Reuters that there has been "small progress, just a little progress". — Reuters/File
Asked whether there was progress at the Gulf Cooperation Council summit held last week, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani told Reuters that there has been "small progress, just a little progress". — Reuters/File

Qatar's foreign minister said on Saturday that there has been small progress to resolve a two and a half year dispute between the Gulf state and its neighbours.

Asked whether there was progress at the Gulf Cooperation Council summit held last week, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani told Reuters that there has been "small progress, just a little progress".

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and trade links with Qatar in June 2017, accusing it of backing terrorism.

Qatar denies the charge and accuses its neighbours of seeking to curtail its sovereignty.