MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Wednesday, the Chadian Foreign Ministry said that the African country was closing the embassy of Qatar in N'Djamena and requested the departure of the ambassador and diplomatic staff within 10 days over Doha’s alleged attempt to destabilize the country through neighboring Libya.
"Director of the Information Office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, HE Ambassador Ahmed bin Saeed Al Rumaihi, voiced Qatar's rejection of the allegations contained in the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Chad saying that they are baseless… He the Ambassador also announced the State of Qatar's decision to close the Embassy of the Republic of Chad in Doha and to give diplomats and embassy staff 72 hours to leave the country," the statement read.
In June, Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorist organizations and destabilizing the situation in the Middle East. Several other countries followed suit. The Qatari Foreign Ministry rejected the accusations of Doha's interference in other countries' domestic affairs.
Kuwait, acting as a mediator in the crisis, handed over the four Arab states' ultimatum containing several demands to Doha. However, Qatar refused to comply with the demands.