Delegations from Qatar and Egypt met in Kuwait on Tuesday for the first time since an agreement last month to end a rift.
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Egypt, Qatar held their first meeting on Tuesday since accord ending Gulf row, both countries’ foreign ministries has stated.
This meeting is a further push to bury a Gulf Arab diplomatic feud with repercussions around the Middle East.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt agreed in January at a summit in Saudi’ AlUla to restore diplomatic, trade and travel ties with Doha, which had been severed in 2017 over accusations that Qatar supported terrorism.
Delegations from Egypt and Qatar welcomed the re-initiation of relations brought upon by the summit, calling it a step on the path of building confidence between the two countries.
The meeting discussed the necessary measures to be taken in order to enhance bilateral relations between Cairo and Doha, as well as increasing security, stability, and development in both countries.
Meanwhile, Qatar on Monday similarly met a delegation from the UAE in Kuwait for their first bilateral talks.