Qatar announces return of Qatari boat forcibly seized by UAE

      Published on Tuesday, 7 May , 2019      350 Views     
Qatar announces return of Qatari boat forcibly seized by UAE

  • Doha News

The State of Qatar has expressed its satisfaction at the return of a Qatari boat that had been forcibly seized on 30 April 2019 by the UAE authorities.

In a statement today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the boat was carrying out routine exercises in the Qatari territorial waters.



After facing a technical fault it was swept away to the territorial waters of the UAE, where the UAE authorities seized it and its crew.

The statement stressed that the State of Qatar has been working, over the last few days through the diplomatic channels available and the help of some friendly and sister countries, to ensure that crew members are safe and unharmed.

The Ministry’s statement concluded by saying,



‘The State of Qatar announces the return of the Qatari boat and crew members safely, and the State of Qatar thanks all those who helped to secure their return.’

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Category Doha News | 2019/05/07 latest update at 2:42 AM
Source : The Peninsula | Photocredit : Google
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