LONDON, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met the visiting Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani on Friday, discussing developments in the Middle East namely the recent attack on oil installations in Saudi Arabia, the British Premiership said in a statement.
Prime Minister Johnson, during the meeting with the Amir, renewed London’s commitment to maintaining the Gulf security and unity, stressing on the necessity of limiting jitters in the Gulf region and confronting Iran’s destabilizing actions.
At dawn last Saturday, booby-trapped drones slammed into key installations of the Saudi oil conglomerate ARAMCO, setting fires at the facilities.
The official British statement continued that the prime minister agreed with Sheikh Tamim on the necessity of holding dialogue and negotiations on regional strifes, namely the war in Yemen.
The leaders welcomed the depth of “our two countries’ relationship and the strength of our economic ties,” and the prime minister reiterated his congratulations to Qatar on hosting the upcoming 2022 World Cup.
Johnson has also told Sheikh Tamim that the UK remains committed to Gulf unity and to Qatar’s national security.
Source: Kuwait News Agency