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The United States congratulates our key partners Bahrain and Qatar on their decision to resume diplomatic ties. This breakthrough represents a crucial step in our collective efforts to forge a more integrated, stable, peaceful, and prosperous region. The United States has sought to promote regional integration and de-escalation, including among these two important partners and Gulf Cooperation Council member states.

The United States will continue to actively work with regional partners to advance this shared aim of a more integrated, stable, and prosperous Middle East region.

U.S. Department of State

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