Addis Ababa 15 Sept 2017 (QNA)
Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs of State of Qatar met with Moussa Faki Mohamed, Chairperson of the African Union Commission today in Addis Ababa.
Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister briefed Chairperson of the AU Commission on the latest developments in the Gulf crisis. He also expressed Qatar’s appreciation of the African Union’s position to resolve the crisis through constructive dialogue among all parties as well as the AU’s support for the mediation led by the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah.
Chairperson reiterated the position of the African Union, announced by Alpha Conde, President of the Republic of Guinea and President of the African Union, towards the crisis, calling for resolving it through dialogue and diplomatic efforts, and supporting Kuwaiti mediation as a way to resolve the crisis, which is the same position advocated by Qatar since the beginning of the crisis.
Dr Akililu Hailemichael, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia received Al-Mahmoud and his delegation upon arriving. Present at the airport were also Mesganu Arga Moach, Ambassador of Ethiopia to Qatar and of Qatari diplomats posted at embassy in Addis Ababa.
Qatar delegation left for Doha same day.