Four Arab States to Continue Efforts to Change Qatar's Policy - Egyptian FM

A women walks at the corniche seaside in Doha Qatar on Sunday Jan. 23 2011

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On June 22, the four Arab states issued a 13-point list of demands, including downgrading ties with Iran and shutting down broadcaster Al-Jazeera, as a prerequisite to lift the sanctions.

Mr Johnson said the UK was supporting Kuwait's efforts to broker a solution to the row which has seen Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar.

"We have sovereign wealth funds of 250 per cent of gross domestic product, we have Qatar Central Bank reserves, and we have a ministry of finance strategic reserve", the country's finance minister Ali Sharif al-Emadi told The Times.

According to the CNN, Shoukry said Qatar's support to the radical organisations helped it to reinforce a wider range of extremism that led to violence against minorities in Egypt and terrorism in Europe.

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Members of the newly-formed committee include Qatar's minister of justice and minister of foreign affairs.

It went on to say that Qatar "is an active member committed to worldwide conventions in combating terrorism and its financing at the regional and global levels".

On Thursday, the four nations slammed Qatar's response, relayed by Kuwait, saying Doha's refusal to accept their demands was proof that the tiny rich Gulf nation is linked to terror groups.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared that allegations against Qatar placed before it by Saudi Arabia and its other allies are unfair while also warning that provocation in the Gulf region should be avoided.

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Qatar has vehemently defended itself against the charges from the first day, claiming their isolation to be about their independent foreign policy, which has placed them at odds with Saudi Arabia's strategies in the region, and the oppressionof free speech in the region. He added that "no diplomatic efforts will succeed if Doha does not act reasonably".

Johnson will also travel to Qatar and Kuwait for talks with senior figures from both countries, Britain's foreign office said in a statement in London.

In another development, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to visit Kuwait on Monday to discuss the ways to resolve the Qatari crisis.

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