Morocco and Turkey mediate in Gulf crisis

Aside from Kuwait, Morocco and Turkey are helping in mediating the rift between the Saudi-led bloc and Qatar. Both representatives from Morocco and Turkey have visited Kuwait and Qatar to relay messages of support and other statements.

King Mohamed VI of Morocco relayed his message to the Emir of Kuwait through Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita. The foreign minister has also been to Abu Dhabi. Meanwhile, Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkish foreign minister, visited Qatar and Kuwait to assist in coming up with a diplomatic solution to the ongoing crisis.

Morocco and Turkey extend efforts to end crisis

King Mohamed VI of Morocco relayed his message of “full support” to the efforts of Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita relayed this verbal message when he visited Sheikh Sabah on Tuesday. The Kuwait News Agency reports, “The Moroccan king stressed the importance of containing the Gulf crisis and resolving differences through dialogue between brotherly countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council.” He also reached out to the conflicting countries to “exercise restraint” and “to show wisdom with a view to easing tensions and resolving the crisis.”

A day before, Bourita was in Abu Dhabi to deliver a message to Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan. Morocco’s mediation efforts aim to encourage comprehensive and honest dialogue among the concerned countries. It was also on this day that Morocco sent planes carrying various humanitarian aids to Qatar.

Meanwhile, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has visited Doha and Kuwait to help find a diplomatic solution to the ongoing crisis between Qatar and the Saudi-led bloc. In his visit to Qatar, he met with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and other senior officials. In an interview with Qatar News Agency, Cavusoglu said, “We do not want any differences between our brothers in the GCC countries.”

The Turkish government promotes peace and dialogue in order to overcome the current Gulf crisis. The Qatari government has expressed their gratitude with the help being extended by these countries.