The Secretary of state has cancelled a visit to Mexico because of the situation around Qatar

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in photobanks Tillerson. Archival photoThe Secretary of state has cancelled a visit to Mexico because of the situation around Qatar© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson has canceled next week’s visit to Mexico to participate in the meeting of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the meeting of foreign Ministers of the organization.

According to the state Department, the decision was made because of the need to focus Tillerson on middle Eastern topics, namely the situation around Qatar and other Gulf countries.

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt on 5 June severed diplomatic relations with Doha and stopped with Qatar every message, accusing him of supporting terrorism and interference in their internal Affairs. Later on the rupture of diplomatic relations also said the Maldives, Mauritius, Mauritania. Jordan and Djibouti have reduced the level of its diplomatic missions in Qatar. Senegal, Niger and Chad announced the withdrawal of ambassadors.

«The Secretary of state will continue its efforts to reduce tensions in the Middle East through meetings and telephone conversations with representatives of Persian Gulf countries and regional leaders,» the statement said.

At the same time, the United States on the meeting of foreign Ministers in the framework of the UN General Assembly in cancún will be represented by Deputy Secretary John Sullivan. The meeting will begin on June 19.

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