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Egypt and Qatar ink deal to resume diplomatic ties

23 January 2021

Egypt and Qatar have agreed to resume their diplomatic ties that was severed for more than three years now.

Early this month, Egypt signed a deal at a Gulf Summit held in AlUla, the Saudi city, thereby ending the dispute between Qatar and a Saudi-led bloc.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry revealed that as part of implementing the mutual commitments which has been mentioned in the AlUla Declaration, Egypt and Qatar exchanged official notes, by virtue of which, the two countries agreed to resume their diplomatic ties, the Ministry said in a brief statement.

The initiative came two days after Egypt and Qatar began their national airlines between the two countries, indicating the continuation of their ties.

The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain ended a rift with Doha, opening up their airspaces with Qatar, after the historic Gulf summit on 5th January.

Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment and everyday life on GCC countries.

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