An official source at Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed Qatar’s surprise at the statements made by the GCC Secretary-General Dr. Abdullatif Al Zayani on the current diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia and Canada.

The official source affirmed that those statements do not express the opinion of the State of Qatar, adding that Qatar and Canada are linked by decades-long strong relations.

He stressed the need to protect the right of States and international organizations to express their views, particularly when it comes to violations of human rights and freedom of expression.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Qatar