Rex Tillerson, in Kuwait for a meeting of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group, said the United States was working to settle the Gulf dispute.
Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim talked about his experience throughout his long political career spanning more than 20 years with special focus on the relationships among the GCC countries and the demands made of Qatar by the Saudi-led bloc.
The blockade of Qatar imposed by the Saudi-led bloc has failed on all fronts and now is the time to sit down and talk to end the crisis that has entered the third month, a senior Qatari official has said.
Qatar refuses to bow to Saudi-led demands to "outsource" its foreign policy to resolve the Gulf crisis, Government Communications Office Director Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed al-Thani told AFP in an interview.
Qatar is ready for talks to resolve the diplomatic crisis with the Saudi-led bloc so long as the country's sovereignty is respected and any deal is binding on all, His Highness the Emir said on Friday.
The climbdown by the four Arab siege countries from the 13-point list of demands to "six broad principles" to resolve to Gulf crisis is an "insincere face-saving" attempt, Qatar's Permanent Representative to the United Nations has said.
Paceman Tim Southee recorded the best one-day figures by a New Zealander while Brendon McCullum hit the fastest World Cup half-century to lead their eight-wicket win over England