Rex Tillerson arrives in Doha to meet with Qatar emir


Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 11 July 2017| 16 Shawaal1 438

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has arrived in Doha for talks with Qatar’s emir and foreign minister on the second leg of his four-day trip to the Gulf to help seek a resolution to the ongoing GCC crisis.

The US State Department said Tillerson would first meet with Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Tuesday, before holding talks with Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.

The visit to Doha follows a meeting with the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah and other senior Kuwaiti officials on Monday.

“We are trying to resolve an issue that concerns not just us but the whole world,” Sheikh Sabah told Tillerson.

US officials said Tillerson does not expect an immediate breakthrough, which they warned could be months away.
Rather, they said, he wants to explore possibilities for sparking negotiations.

Extract– Al Jazeera