May 24, 2024

Senegal restores its ambassador to Qatar

 Senegal announced on Tuesday that it has reappointed its ambassador to the Gulf state of Qatar who had been recalled amid Gulf crises triggered by the cut-off of ties between Doha and four Arab states.

“Senegal has decided to send its ambassador to Doha back to Qatar,” tweeted Ahmed bin Saeed Al Rumaihi, Director of the Information Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Senegal.

Qatar’s official news agency QNA, however, reported that the decision was made after a phone call between Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and Senegal’s President Macky Sall.

The two leaders also discussed boosting relations in various fields and the recent developments in the Middle East, particularly, the Gulf crises.

On June 6, Senegal announced that was recalling its ambassador from Qatar for consultations.

In June, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism.

The four states imposed a sea, land and air embargo on Qatar and presented a list of demands for Doha or face further sanctions.

Qatar, denies the accusations and contends that the blockade is in violation of international law.