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GCC AFFAIRS - July 18 - Qatar Ready For Deal With Bahrain.

The emir of Qatar, Shaikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, tells 'Al Jazeera' TV that his country would withdraw a court case against Bahrain if their territorial dispute was settled before the verdict. He also says that Qatar welcomed a rapprochement with Bahrain despite their differences. Shaikh Hamad says: "I believe if the 2 sides agreed on an amicable solution, naturally this issue will be withdrawn from the International Court of Justice". (The world court in The Hague began public hearings in May in the dispute over the oil- and gas-rich Hawar islands, controlled by Bahrain since the 1930s but also claimed by Qatar. Bahrain also claims Zubarah, a town on Qatar's mainland. The 2 states nearly went to war over the issue in 1986. The world court is expected to issue a verdict within 4 to 6 months of the hearings' end. A ruling will be final and binding.) On July 17, Bahrain's Emir Shaikh Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa said Manama had not wanted the dispute and stressed the need to "extend bridges of closeness and cooperation and unity to the brothers in Qatar".
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Title Annotation:Gulf Cooperation Council
Publication:APS Diplomat Recorder
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:7QATA
Date:Jul 22, 2000
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