Qatar: Politics and Government

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 25th July 2017.

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Photo of Alistair Carmichael Alistair Carmichael Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he holds on reported Qatari contact with and support for political opposition groups in (a) Saudi Arabia, (b) the UAE, (c) Egypt and (d) Bahrain.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

We are aware of such reports. We are encouraging all sides to address ongoing tensions in the region, and to get firmly behind Kuwait's mediation efforts.

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