President Conde offers to mediate in Gulf crisis

President Alpha Conde of Guinea has written Saudi Arabia, offering to mediate in the crisis between Riyadh, its allies and Qatar, with which they have cut ties.

Guinean President Alpha Conde has offered to mediate in the diplomatic crisis engulfing Qatar in order to find a swift and peaceful solution.

In his capacity as chairperson of the African Union, President Conde urged for dialogue after several African nations recalled their ambassadors to Doha.

Qatar and other Gulf countries crisis
He has offered to work with Qatar and other Gulf countries to reach a compromise to the crisis.

In a letter addressed to King Salman of Saudi Arabia, President Conde observed with ‘sadness the feud between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours,’ whom he described as ‘brother countries.’

The leader has had some success in helping to resolve regional crises, especially in persuading Gambia’s long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh to go into exile this year after losing an election.

Several countries have severed ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting extremist groups, an allegation it has denied.

africanews./Mercy Chukwudiebere