Qatar announced today it was scrapping visa requirements for visitors from 80 countries as it weathers a boycott by four Arab states and gears up to host the World Cup in 2022.
An agreement between Qatar and the United States on combating terror funding is "insufficient", the four Arab states that imposed sanctions on the emirate have said in a joint statement.
The Trump Administration and Qatar have signed an MoU to combat financing of terrorism, with the US describing it as a major step, amid the increased isolation of the Arab state.
Bank governor Al-Thani said the central bank has $40 billion in reserves plus gold, while the Qatar Investment Authority sovereign wealth fund has $300 billion in reserves that it could liquidate.
Four Arab states boycotting Qatar will pursue their commitment towards changing Doha's policy of financing and giving safe havens to terrorist organizations, the Egyptian foreign ministry has said.
Qatar's foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said his nation won't comply with any demands that it considers a violation of international law.
The laptop ban, coupled with the Trump administration's travel ban on six predominantly Muslim countries, had hurt Middle Eastern airlines.
Riyadh and its supporters have severed air, sea and ground links with Qatar, cutting off vital routes for imports including food.
Qatar's foreign minister called for "dialogue" on Wednesday to resolve the Gulf diplomatic crisis, accusing Arab states that have cut ties with Qatar of trying to undermine the nation's sovereignty.
The four Arab nations, which also include the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, accuse Qatar of supporting extremism, a charge which it denies.
UN Security Council has told Qatar to sort out its differences with its Gulf neighbours, China's ambassador said, indicating the top UN body would not get involved in the dispute.
The response was delivered by Qatari Foreign Minister Al-Thani who made a short visit to Kuwait, which is acting as a mediator to resolve the diplomatic rift, the official said.
Egypt will host the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Wednesday to discuss the crisis with Qatar, Cairo's foreign ministry said.
Marri refused to say which Swiss firm would be employed, but said a statement would be released in the near future.
Qatar today accused 'neighbouring countries' that have cut ties with Doha of being responsible for the alleged hacking attack on state media which began the current diplomatic crisis.