UAE relaxes Qatar shipping ban

UAE relaxes Qatar shipping ban

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United Arab Emirates has relaxed the ban on shipping of goods with Qatar.

The ban was enforced under a June 2017 boycott of Doha. The United Arab Emirates has eased a ban on the shipping of goods between it and Qatar, enforced under a political and economic boycott of Doha, according to port circulars which was quoted by Al-Jazeera.

The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain had snapped diplomatic, trade and transport ties with Qatar in June 2017 over allegations that the Qatar supports terrorism. But Qatar always denied this allegation. An Abu Dhabi Ports circular dated February 12 cancelled previous directives that banned cargoes of Qatar origin from UAE waters and ports, and those of UAE origin from Qatar.