Qatar complains to UN Security Council after UAE violates airspace

 12 Jan 2018 - 19:11

Qatar complains to UN Security Council after UAE violates airspace

QNA

New York: The State of Qatar has sent two messages to the United Nations Secretary-General and to the President of the Security Council on a UAE military airliner flying from the airspace of the United Arab Emirates to the Kingdom of Bahrain, violating the airspace of the State of Qatar at 10:10 am, Wednesday, January 3 2018.

In a letter sent by the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations, HE Ambassador Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations, drew the attention of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the President of the Security Council to a UAE military airlift carrying induction code (DHC-6) coming from the UAE airspace bound for the Kingdom of Bahrain to enter the airspace of the State of Qatar, at 10:10 am, on Wednesday, January 3 2018 , flying over the Special Economic Zone of the State of Qatar, without prior authorization of the competent Qatari authorities.

HE Sheikha Alia noted that an emergency flight order had been given to a Qatari fighter jet for periodic patrols. It was later discovered that the UAE aircraft was flying between the Air corridor UL-768 and the Air corridor UM-600 and then landed in the Kingdom of Bahrain at 11:27 am.

HE Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al Thani stressed that the repetition of this terrible incident and the continuation of the United Arab Emirates in violation of the sovereignty of the State of Qatar and its threat to the safety of its borders and territories is evidence of the UAE authorities continuing their approach to violating international law, conventions, charters and international norms.

On Thursday, the State of Qatar also sent two identical message to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the President of the United Nations Security Council regarding an Emirati fighter aircraft coming from the airspace of the United Arab Emirates violating the airspace of the State of Qatar on 21 December, 2017.

In a letter presented by the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations, HE Ambassador Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al -Thani, the Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations, said that the aircraft carrying the Induction code (0403) flew over the exclusive economic zone of Qatar at a height of 33,400 feet, at 460 knots speed , for one minute.

HE Sheikha Alia confirmed that the UAE plane entered the airspace of the State of Qatar without prior knowledge or approval of the competent Qatari authorities.