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Egyptian-Qatari commission discusses ways to strengthen bilateral ties


AA / Cairo

Cairo announced on Tuesday that an Egyptian-Qatari monitoring committee had held a meeting on ways to strengthen bilateral relations.

This is what emerges from a statement made public by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The statement indicates that the Egyptian side was headed by Ambassador Yasser Othman, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Arab Affairs and that the Qatari side was chaired by Ambassador Ali ben Fahd Al-Hajri, the special envoy of the Minister of Affairs. foreign affairs for regional affairs.

The Qatari Foreign Ministry has not communicated anything on this subject so far.

On January 5, a statement was issued following the 41st Gulf summit in Al-Ula, northwestern Saudi Arabia, announcing the end of a serious crisis that erupted in mid-2017, between Qatar on one side and Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt on the other.

On February 23, the committee held its first meeting in Kuwait for the first time since the “Al-Ula Declaration”, in order to put in place the mechanisms and procedures that would define the next steps.

Indeed, Egyptian-Qatari relations have made positive progress after the signing of the “Declaration of Al-Ula”.

Five months later, Egypt decided to appoint Amr El-Sherbiny Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Qatar and in July, Doha appointed Salem bin Mubarak bin Shafi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Cairo.

On August 28, the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, met Egyptian President Abdelfattah al-Sisi, on the sidelines of their participation in an international summit in Iraq, as part of the very first meeting since the 2017 crisis. .

* Translated from Arabic by Malèk Jomni

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