The Qatari emir says he is ready to sit at a negotiating table to solve the three-month-long regional crisis.

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is on his first foreign trip since Qatars diplomatic rift with its Arab neighbours.

As you know we have had a siege of more than 100 days against Qatar, Sheikh Tamim said at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Friday.

We spoke about Qatars readiness to sit at the table to solve this issue.

Merkels government has announced efforts to mediate in the crisis, which saw Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severing diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar in June.

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The Arab states accuse Qatar of backing terrorism, an allegation Qatar denies.

Germany has been supporting diplomatic efforts to try and defuse the crisis, with Merkel inviting all sides to sit at the table.

She said she was concerned that there was still no solution to the crisis, adding she supported efforts by......