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Egypt, Qatar Optimistic about Developing Ties

Egypt, Qatar Optimistic about Developing Ties

Tuesday, 15 June, 2021 - 06:45
The meeting of the Egyptian delegation and its Qatari counterpart in the presence of the foreign ministers of the two countries in Doha yesterday (Egyptian Foreign Ministry)

Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry and Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani expressed satisfaction with the positive developments in Egyptian-Qatari relations following the signing of the AlUla Statement on 5 January in Saudi Arabia.

Shoukry traveled Sunday to Doha to deliver a message from President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

The Egyptian minister will take part during his visit in the consultative meeting of Arab foreign ministers, which will be held at the invitation of Qatar on Tuesday.

His visit comes a few weeks after his Qatari counterpart led a delegation on a visit to Cairo, during which he met Sisi and delivered an official invitation to visit Qatar.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez said in a statement that they both agreed on the importance of taking the necessary steps to build on previous achievements.

This would occur by reactivating the various bilateral cooperation frameworks and continuing to hold the existing follow-up mechanisms. It would take place as part of efforts to settle all outstanding issues between the two countries during the coming period.

It was also agreed to advance aspects of bilateral cooperation in priority sectors to achieve the interests of the two countries and brotherly peoples.

Hafez added that the meeting dealt with the most prominent current challenges facing the Arab countries and the regional arena.

The consultative Arab League meeting scheduled for Tuesday was also discussed, which will address the major regional issues and ways to deal with external interventions harmful to Arab national security.

The talks also dealt with the visions and positions of the two countries on issues of common concern at the regional and international levels.

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