Qatar regrets Saudi denying entry permit to health minister for attending GCC meet Feb 21, 2020 0 703 12345 QNADohaQatar has expressed its regret and condemnation of Saudi Arabia denying entry to Minister of Public Health HE Dr Hanan Mohamed al Kuwari to attend an extraordinary emergency meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) Ministers of Health to address coronavirus (COVID-19). The Saudi approval came after the start of the meeting.In a statement on Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Saudi Arabia has always claimed that the GCC, especially the technical committees, is effective and not affected by the Gulf crisis. But Qatar was surprised, as Saudi Arabia has politicised a humanitarian sector that requires wisdom and the necessity to keep it away from political differences.The statement called on Saudi Arabia to play its role as the headquarters of the GCC with impartiality and professionalism, and also affirmed the commitment of Qatar to cooperate with all Gulf countries to address coronavirus, wishing all the people of the region security and safety. RELATED ARTICLES 2030 research development strategy key pillar of Qatar’s future economy: Amir Feb 21, 2020 0 2837 FM renews Qatar’s call for a binding security accord for Middle East Feb 21, 2020 0 706 Going green: Doha Metro hikes rates to curb paper ticket use Feb 21, 2020 0 553 Scattered rain likely: QMD Light scattered rain was reported in some parts of Qatar on Thursday and it will continue on Friday, according to Qatar Meteorology Department (QMD). “Radar continues to monitor scattered rains concentrated in the west .. Amir, Erdogan review ties QNA Doha The Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani on Thursday held a telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. During the call, they reviewed bilateral relations and the ways to support and ..