Qatar ambassador briefs PM on latest situationQatari Ambassador Yousuf Bin Mohammed al-Hail on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and briefed him on the latest situation in Qatar in the aftermath of four Gulf nations’ decision to impose a blockade on the tiny oil-rich kingdom.
Qatari Ambassador Yousuf Bin Mohammed al-Hail on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and briefed him on the latest situation in Qatar in the aftermath of four Gulf nations’ decision to impose a blockade on the tiny oil-rich kingdom.
The Qatari envoy briefed PM Deuba about the 13-point demand put forth by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
He informed Deuba that demands like shutting down Al Jazeera channel are impossible to meet.
PM Deuba is learnt to have told the Qatari diplomat that Nepal wanted a peaceful resolution to the Gulf crisis and that he was concerned about the safety and wellbeing of Nepalis working in Qatar.
Earlier in first week of this month, three envoys from Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE had jointly called on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara and briefed him on their move to isolate Qatar. The envoys also handed over a joint diplomatic note to DPM Mahara, explaining why the isolation of Qatar was a right move and clarifying that they were not against the Qatari people but against the policy of the Qatari regime.
Following a diplomatic row between Qatar and the Saudi Arabia-led coalition, ambassadors from the Gulf countries have started lobbying with the Nepal government in their favour at a time when security of millions of Nepalis working in these countries has become a major concern.
The diplomatic pressure from the divided Persian Gulf has put Nepal in a fix as large numbers of Nepali migrants are working in Saudi and the UAE, which have formed an alliance with Bahrain and Egypt against Qatar.
Nepal has been urging both the sides to find a peaceful way to end the crisis.