By Adel Tayari –TDO- (TUNUSIA) Qatar's representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ali Al-Waleed Al-Thani said that his country lodged a complaint to the organization Monday (July 31st) against the trade embargo imposed by the embargo countries (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt).
By formally filing a complaint, Qatar gives the countries of the blockade 60 days to settle the complaint or face a WTO lawsuit and possible trade sanctions, Reuters said.
The representative of Qatar to the Organization stressed that his country raised the issue of the blockade also during a meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization of the United Nations on Monday.
On the other hand, the General Authority of Civil Aviation in Qatar on Sunday evening (July 30th) denied the news published by the Saudi Press Agency about the allocation of emergency corridors for Qatari aircraft in the atmosphere of the four siege countries. The Authority confirmed on its official account on Twitter that "these countries did not issue any navigation ads as is the practice in the international organization."
This comes at a time when Qatar has demanded the International Civil Aviation Organization to respect its right to cross international air corridors, which was denied by the four States of the embargo in flagrant violation of international law.