Jun 12, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Qatar: "We are open for business"


Qatar Finance Minister Ali Shareef Al Emadi told CNBC Monday that he thinks the countries that cut diplomatic ties with Qatar last week did so because they would "like to dictate our foreign policy."

  • On accusations Qatar financially supports militant groups: "We know who's behind it," said Al Emadi. "We know that all these things are really to put the propaganda against Qatar." When asked if he was referring to Saudi Arabia, Al Emadi said he would leave it to the audience to interpret.
  • Financial implications of diplomatic crisis: "We are business as usual and we are open for business... this is a country that's very resilient. We have the assets and the security we need... we know we can defend the currency or we can defend the economy."
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