Egypt, Qatar Boost Rapprochement with Intensive Consultations

Egypt, Qatar Boost Rapprochement with Intensive Consultations
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Egypt and Qatar have boosted their rapprochement through ministerial consultations, proceeding with the reconciliation achieved earlier this year in AlUla in Saudi Arabia.

On Thursday, Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly attended a celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Egypt and Qatar.

Qatar’s Ambassador to Egypt Salem Mubarak al-Shafi, as well as several ministers, officials, and ambassadors attended the celebration.

Madbouly hailed the relations and historical bond between the two countries, expressing his pleasure to attend the celebration ahead of Qatar National Day on Dec. 18.

The premier stressed that this year enjoyed development in the unique relations between the two countries after Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani made his first visit to Egypt, followed by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s first visit to Doha in September.

Madbouly pointed out that these visits and the exchanged visits between officials and businessmen were a clear indication of the strong ties between the two countries and clear evidence of the determination of the leadership to push these relations forward to new horizons.

The visits also demonstrate the determination of both countries to foster bilateral relations and unlock their potential in ways that contribute to strengthening Arab capabilities in the face of ongoing regional and international challenges, Madbouly said.

He added that the current unprecedented threats from growing regional and global challenges require Arab countries to prioritize cooperation, unify their efforts and renounce disputes.

The prime minister affirmed the need for Arab states to work diligently to enhance the values of peace, security, and stability based on the rules of mutual respect and on the endeavor to achieve development and prosperity for their people.

Meanwhile, Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala al-Saeed met several Qatari ministers and officials during her visit to Doha.

Saeed met Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani, who is also the Chairman of the Qatar Investment Authority.

According to an Egyptian statement, the meeting addressed issues of common concern and cooperation between the two countries.

The Egyptian minister also met with Minister of Commerce and Industry Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Qasim Al-Thani and Minister of Finance Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari.

Islam News