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Qatar, Egypt hold meeting in Doha

Qatar, Egypt hold meeting in Doha

Egyptian and Qatari officials met in Kuwait on Tuesday for the first time after the long pause. As YeniSafak has learned, the sides planned to discuss the ways of implementation of their recent reconciliation agreement. Prior to starting the meeting, the delegations thanked Kuwait for hosting the meeting.

After more than three years of the boycotted, Egypt and Qatar have met for the meeting in Doha. The officials from the two nations worked to hash out the joint mechanisms and procedures to implement the Jan. 5 Gulf reconciliation deal. The document has ended a long pause in relations between the two nations.

The Qatari Foreign Ministry reported on the two sides «welcomed the measures taken by both countries after signing the al-Ula statement as a step on the path of building confidence between the two brotherly countries.»

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt agreed in January at a summit in the Saudi city of Al Ula to restore diplomatic, trade, and travel ties with Qatar, which were cut in 2017 for «supporting terrorism.»

Qatar had denied the accusation and rejected the conditions for ending the blockade.

During the meeting, the sides also discussed the necessary means and measures to be taken in order to enhance the march of joint work and bilateral relations. The diplomats aimed at achieving the aspirations of their peoples in terms of security, stability and development, according to the Qatari foreign ministry’s statement.