The Golf Cooperation Council comprised of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia (SA), Oman, Qatar and Kuwait, and Yemen is facing dark moments in its history. Swiftly, Saudi Arabia, United Arab of Emirates, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Yemen, The Maldives and others cut ties and imposed embargos on Qatar.
Qatar’s Foreign Minister HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani today witnessed the release of all four Djiboutian Prisoners of War (POWs) that Eritrea captured during the three-day border skirmish in June 2008.
HE the Minister announced the good news from the Djibouti capital where he is currently on an official visit.
Two years after the incident, the Presidents of Eritrea and Djibouti have signed a seven-point Comprehensive Agreement on 6 June 2010 entrusting the Emir of Qatar to undertake mediation efforts including the issue of POWs and missing persons.
Foreign Minister Osman Saleh, in his 29th Nov dated letter to the AU Commissioner Jean Ping, urged the Government of Djibouti to stick to the letter and spirit of the Qatari Mediation and Agreements as there exist no other mechanism or mediation modality to resolve the country’s outstanding issues with Eritrea.