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“In this context, government is closely monitoring the situation and is also in regular contact with the regional countries.
Their authorities have assured us continued support for welfare and well-being of the resident Indian communities,” said the statement.
“Indian expatriates in the region are advised to contact the Indian embassy or consulate concerned should they require assistance or advise consequent to the developing situation,” it added.
NEW DELHI: Amid the crisis in the Gulf, India on Saturday urged countries in the region to resolve their differences through constructive dialogue and peaceful negotiations.The government said in a statement that it had also received assurance about the well-being and safety of resident Indian communities.
“We are closely following the emerging situation in the Gulf region in the wake of the recent decision by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and some other countries to break diplomatic relations with the State of Qatar,” said the government in a statement.
“CLEAR AND TRANSPARENT”Qatar’s foreign minister fired back that there was “no clarity” in such accusations, speaking in an interview with RT Arabic in Moscow after emerging from talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Foreign leaders expressed growing concern over the dispute, which pits Qatar against Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt.
[nL1N1J7049][nB4N1FT00I]Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Sheikh al-Thani of Moscow’s concern and called for talks.
Cost to region & world too high,” tweeted Anwar Gargash, the UAE minister of state for foreign affairs.
After German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the situation “very unsettling” on Friday, her foreign minister, Sigmar Gabriel, cautioned on Saturday that it could lead to war.
Qatar ready to listen to Gulf concerns, Kuwait said
A painting depicting Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani is seen on a bus during a demonstration in support of him in Doha, Qatar June 11, 2017.
REUTERS/Naseem ZeitoonDUBAI/DOHA Qatar is ready to listen to the concerns of Gulf Arab states that have cut diplomatic and economic ties, Kuwait said on Sunday, as it tried to mediate a solution to the worst regional crisis in years.
I hope so,” UAE minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash wrote on Twitter in reaction to Kuwait saying Qatar was ready to listen to the grievances.
Kuwait, which has retained ties with Qatar and has often acted as a mediator in regional disputes, said it wanted to resolve the dispute “within the unified Gulf house”.
Morocco, a close ally of the Gulf countries, said on Sunday it would remain neutral and offered to facilitate dialogue.
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