UAE dismisses claims that they passed laws to expel Qataris
The UAE has rejected the claims of Doha which stated that the UAE has passed on laws or orders that are related to the expulsion of Qataris from the Emirates.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation have clearly stated that their ongoing requirement is that those citizens from Qatar who reside in UAE must not obtain any prior permission for re-entry into UAE territory.
Last June 5 of last year, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt had cut their diplomatic and transport ties with Doha as they learned that it was supporting other extremist groups and interference in other countries’ affairs.
Qataris who are married to a Saudi or to an Emirati is excluded from this measure. A statement by the ministry stated, “Since its announcement on June 5th, 2017, pursuant to which the United Arab Emirates took certain measures against Qatar for national security reasons, the UAE has instituted a requirement for all Qatari citizens overseas to obtain prior permission for entry into the UAE”
It went on to state further, “However, all Qatari citizens resident in the UAE are encouraged to obtain prior permission for re-entry into UAE territory. All applications for entry clearance may be made through the telephone hotline announced on June 11th, 2017 (+9718002626).”
“As a result of the false accusations made by the State of Qatar against the UAE, the UAE deems it necessary to affirm its long-standing policy on the entry and residence conditions applicable to persons of Qatari citizenship. The UAE regrets that Qatar continues to misrepresent the UAE’s policy on the entry and residence conditions applicable to Qatari citizens. The UAE affirms its full respect and appreciation for the people of Qatar. The UAE will continue to maintain all measures instituted against the Qatari government to address the threat it poses to regional security and the people of the UAE.”
The four Arab countries are willing to re-establish their ties with Qatar if they are ready to obey the regional and international agreements and the demands that they have issued. Currently, all the four Arab countries are firm on their decision to boycott Qatar.