Qatari FM says ‘Good progress’ in mediation between Israel, Hamas


Anjali Sharma

GG News Bureau

NEW YORK, 21st Nov. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, who is also the Prime Minister of Qatar on Monday in a joint press conference in Doha has said that mediation efforts between Israel and Hamas are underway, with “good progress” being made in the past few days.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani made the remarks during a joint press conference with Josep Borrell, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, according to statements published by the Qatari Foreign Ministry on social media platform X.

Qatari Minister and the EU official discussed ways of cooperation between Qatar and the EU to reach a lasting and peaceful solution to the Gaza crisis in political and humanitarian dimensions, the statements said in their meeting on Sunday.

Al Thani affirmed that “our top priority is to achieve an immediate cease-fire and end all reprisal operations and indiscriminate attacks on the Gaza Strip,” the statements added.

He stressed that “(what is) most important is to see humanitarian aid and assistance flowing into Gaza,” expressing hope that a deal would be reached in this regard as soon as possible to facilitate it.

Qatar has been making efforts to mediate between Israel and Hamas militant group to secure the release of hostages held by Hamas, and de-escalate the situation in Gaza.

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