Oman values Saudi, UAE, Bahrain move on Qatar joint families

Business Monday 12/June/2017 20:44 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman values Saudi, UAE, Bahrain move on Qatar joint families

Muscat/Doha: Oman values the decision of the brothers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain to consider the humanitarian cases of the joint families between them and Qatar in the light of current crisis.
The Sultanate considers this decision a good step towards easing off the crisis.
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Shipping routes
Meanwhile, Qatar has launched two new shipping services to Omani ports after other Gulf states severed ties with Doha last week.
The two new services will each run three times a week between Qatar’s Hamad Port and Omani ports of Sohar in the north and Salalah in the south, Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani), a Qatari shareholding company established in 2009, announced on Sunday.
Thousands of shipping containers destined for Qatar are stuck at Dubai’s Jebel Ali port, according to Qatari importers.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other Arab countries cut diplomatic as well as travel and trade ties with Qatar recently and the severing of air, sea and land transport links has closed off key import routes for Qatar and its population of around 2.7 million people.
Doha has said the severing of trade and transport ties are hurting the country’s inhabitants.