Qatar and Bahrain agreed to restore diplomatic ties on Wednesday during the Bahraini-Qatari Follow-up Committee’s second meeting at the headquarters of the GCC General Secretariat in Riyadh.
The Bahraini delegation was headed by the Undersecretary for Political Affairs Sheikh Dr. Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, and the Qatari delegation was headed by the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Ahmed Hassan Al Hammadi.
The two sides affirmed that restoring ties stems from the mutual will to develop bilateral relations and enhance the Gulf unity and integration according to the GCC Charter and in respect of the principles of equality, national sovereignty and independence, territorial integrity, and good neighborliness between states.
Restoring diplomatic relations between the two countries came in accordance with the principles of the United Nations Charter and the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961.
During the meeting, the interlocutors discussed the topics on the agenda and reviewed the outcomes of the first meeting of the joint legal committee and the joint security committee.