Dr Anwar Mohammad Gargash
Abu Dhabi: The UAE said that it would address the International Civil Aviation Organisation regarding Qatar’s dangerous violations, in which it intercepted two ordinary Emirati flights heading to Bahrain.
During a meeting organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Abu Dhabi, representatives from the UAE Armed Forces and the General Civil Aviation Authority presented radar images and coordinates that reveal the reality of Qatari escalation that is now threatening civil and military aviation. The ambassadors of UN Security Council member countries, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt, attended the meeting.
The presentation also refuted Qatar’s claims that UAE military jets violated its airspace, highlighting the course of said military jets. Satellite images were shown proving that Emirati military aircrafts were in a training zone that is part of the UAE’s airspace.
Dr Anwar Mohammad Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said that this action by Qatari authorities against Emirati flights and the safety of air navigation reaffirms Qatar’s resolve to escalate the situation. Gargash said that what happened is not a coincidence, but rather a systematic act and a disaster that put the lives of civilians at risk.