A video clip was published on the social media, showing what happened to the Saudi and Qatari energy ministers within the headquarters of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
On the sidelines of the meetings of the oil-exporting countries of Austria, the activists commented on the video showing what they called "the difference" between media attention to the remarks of Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Faleh and his Qatari counterpart, Saad al-Kaabi.
In the video circulated by the activists, reporters and media reporters wrap around the Saudi minister while sitting next to him the Qatari oil minister interviewed by one media.
The importance of the Saudi Energy Minister and the Qatari Minister of Energy in the world of press and media … pic.twitter.com/Uv5JKdPgJw
The UAE security official, Dhahi Khalfan, the deputy chief of Dubai police, was quoted by a commentator as saying: "What we have seen is the UAE." Many have demonstrated Saudi Arabia's international weight and the small size of Qatar, while others have called for not stoking strife among the Gulf states.
The pro-Saudi comments, such as: "This is not a journalist, he is looking for a charger for his mobile," "he may have produced it," "certainly a bribe yet to meet their minister," and "the only journalist in front of the Qatari minister was asking him Where do I find the Saudi minister? "
As well as comments in favor of Qatar: "Because the minister has your right (like you) cow," and "because they ask the Saudi about Khashoggi of slaughter, and ask the Qatari how much the price of oil is expected," and the comparison is not entirely in place, Photographers and other veiled ones do not picture, no comparison. "
If you want an example of the strength of the political influence and the rise of global economic affairs between the superpower and a very small state, the large audience of journalists and major media witnessed the Saudi Energy Minister Khaled Al-Faleh ,,
The Qatari minister, who has only one journalist, pic.twitter.com/Uta1W5gb41
– عبدالعزيز العصيمي (@ mr_abdualaziz1) December 6, 2018
Qatar announced on Monday that it would withdraw from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) as of January 2019, and informed the organization of its decision.
Qatar's Energy Minister Saad al-Kaabi told a news conference that his country believed it was important to focus on the primary commodity it was selling, referring to natural gas, but stressed that Doha would "continue to comply with all commitments like any non-OPEC country."
Al-Kaabi said that Qatar's influence on oil production decisions in OPEC was "limited", but said that the decision to withdraw from OPEC was "not easy," especially as it has been a member of the organization for 57 years.
The minister stressed that Qatar's withdrawal from the organization is due to technical and strategic reasons, and "not for political reasons," he said.