By: Zainab

BOGOR : Qatar is ''open to dialogue'' in resolving a dispute that has seen the Gulf state isolated from its Arab neighbors, its emir said during a visit to Indonesia on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of financing terrorism and maintaining to close ties to their arch-rival Iran.

Doha denies the charge.

Qatari emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said he discussed the issue with President Joko Widodo of Indonesia, which has left the world's largest population of Muslims and has close ties to the Arab world.

''We conveyed........that Qatar is ready to conduct a dialogue to solve the problem as we already know that no one will win. We are all brothers and suffering because of this crisis,'' the emir said.

The world's biggest exporter of Liquified Natiral Gas also visited Malaysia, another Muslim majority nation and Singapore this week.

Saudi and other Arab nations have already made a list of 13 wide-ranging demands of Qatar including closing down AL-Jazeera television network and curbing ties with Iran.

Kuwait and top U.S. officials have attempted to mediate between the parties, but there is little sign that the crisis will be resolved soon.

The World Students Society hopes, wishes and prays for an early and an amicable solution of the Gulf crisis.


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