Qatar appoints envoy to Jordan after two years of diplomatic tension

Qatar Thursday said it named a new ambassador to Jordan, two years after Amman downgraded relations with Doha accused by Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain of supporting terrorism.

State-run Qatar News Agency (QNA) said Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani appointed Sheikh Saud bin Nasser bin Jassim bin Mohammed “extraordinary ambassador” to Jordan.

The move follows that of Jordan’s ruler King Abdullah II who mid-last month named Zaid al-Lawzi, secretary general at the Foreign Ministry, the kingdom’s ambassador to Doha.

Amman in 2017 downgraded its relations with Doha after Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Cairo and Manama cut off ties with the tiny-gas rich country over its alleged support for terrorism.

Qatar denied the charges blaming the Saudi-led league for smear campaign seeking to make of the small emirate a vassal state.

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