‘Voice of reason:’ Arab tweeps welcome Qatar’s Sheikh Abdullah as possible mediator to end rift with Doha

Qatar’s Sheikh Abdullah Ali Al-Thani. (Photo courtesy: social media)
JEDDAH: Following a series of high profile meetings with the Saudi leadership which resulted in King Salman ordering the easing of border restrictions and offering to cover all costs for Qatari pilgrims who wish to embark on this year’s Hajj, the recently-launched Twitter account of Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani, a senior member of the Qatari royal family, became an instant hit among Arabs who voiced hope that he could achieve a full reconciliation between Doha and members of the Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ), including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt.
Last night, Sheikh Abdullah used his first Twitter post to thank Saudi King Salman for ensuring that Qatari pilgrims can take part in this year’s Hajj.

شكراً ياخادم الحرمين وشكراً يا ولي العهد على استقبال وإكرام أخيكم وقبول وساطته وهذا طبع إخوان نورة.

Sheikh Abdullah is regarded an influential mediator, both in Saudi Arabia and by scores the region, given that he is a member of the Qatari royal family. His grandfather was the third ruler of Qatar, Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassem Al-Thani, his father was the fourth ruler of Qatar, Sheikh Ali bin Abdullah Al-Thani, and his brother was the fifth ruler of Qatar, Sheikh Ahmed bin Ali Al-Thani.
Sheikh Abdullah also tweeted that he requested that King Salman establish a hotline for Qataris who wish to visit relatives in Saudi Arabia.

ماوجدته من حرص الملك سلمان والأمير محمد بن سلمان على الشعب القطري دعاني لطلب تخصيص رقم للاتصال لتسهيل زيارات القطريين لأقاربهم وحلالهم.

“The king, as usual, approved my request and ordered the allocation of a special operations room to handle Qatari affairs run by a Saudi crew under my supervision, in light of the severed ties (between the two countries).”

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