Our foreign policy will remain independent: FM Dec 08, 2019 0 656 12345 QNARomeDeputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani said that the ongoing talks on the Gulf crisis had resulted in progress. “We moved from an impasse in the Gulf crisis to talks about a future vision regarding the relationship with Saudi Arabia,” Sheikh Mohammed said during a session at the Mediterranean Dialogues Forum in Rome.“We need to restore stability in our region, and we believe that dialogue will be the ultimate solution... The current tension is not in favour of any one,” he said. Responding to a question on Iran and the probability of downgrading the ties with it, the FM said, “First of all we have to acknowledge that Iran is our neighbour and we look at it differently than countries in the West or the US. We will remain having relations of good neighbourhood with them.”He said that Qatar and Iran share a border and a gas field.“When the blockade took place, Iran opened its air space and the Qatari people are very thankful for this move,” he said.On whether Qatar would change its policy towards Iran in the case GCC relations are restored, he said, “We do not see any correlation between the two steps. Qatar has always had independent foreign policy, and this foreign policy will remain independent. Our internal and external affairs will not be subject for negotiations.”He went on saying: “We understand if there are some concerns ... we are willing to address and discuss these concerns, but we are not going to talk about what we should do or do not ... No sovereign country would accept this.” He said one day the entire region needs to talk with Iran. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Need to redefine disability to curb discrimination, says Sheikha Moza Dec 08, 2019 0 1474 New FIFA Club World Cup champions to be crowned at Khalifa Int’l Stadium Dec 08, 2019 0 746 Amir condoles with Trump Dec 08, 2019 0 477 US resumes peace talks with Taliban in Doha Agencies Doha The US resumed talks with the Taliban in Qatar on Saturday, three months after President Donald Trump abruptly halted diplomatic efforts that could end America’s longest war. US peace envoy Zalmay .. UN official hails Qatar’s efforts to help people with disabilities QNA Doha United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has commended the pioneering role of Qatar in addressing the challenges of people with disabilities. She thanked HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, founder .. Mental health services guide launched Minister of Public Health HE Dr Hanan Mohammad al Kuwari has launched a guide for mental health services in Qatar. The guide, which is the first of its kind in Qatar, provides a clear and accurate source for identifying .. Saudi, Bahrain eye coveted trophy Having edged hosts Qatar 1-0 in the semi-final, Saudi Arabia are now keen to get past Bahrain in the final to lift the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup at the Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium on Sunday. Bahrain, who beat three-time winners ..