Egyptian and Qatari Foreign Ministers meet before extraordinary meeting on Renaissance Dam crisis

Bilateral relations and recent developments in the region, particularly the Palestine issue and the situation in Libya, were discussed during the meeting between the two top diplomats.

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Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry arrived in the Qatari capital Doha where he held talks with his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani. The meeting came ahead of the extraordinary meeting of the Arab League, which would be held on the foreign ministries level to discuss the latest situation in the Renaissance Dam crisis.

During the meeting, the two diplomats discussed bilateral relations, particularly mutual investment opportunities. The latest developments in the region, including the Palestinian issue and the current situation in Libya, were other topics that the two foreign ministers touched upon.

Both ministers highlighted the importance of coordinating regional efforts to reach sustainable solutions that would ensure security and stability in the region.

Regarding the Palestinian issue, the Qatari minister praised Egyptian efforts that had been employed to ensure the recent ceasefire agreement in the Gaza Strip. Al Thani also reiterated his country’s appreciation for the positive developments in the relations between Egypt and Qatar. These developing relations would be for the benefit of the two brotherly countries’ peoples as well as security and stability in the region, the Qatari Foreign Minister added.

For his part, the Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry delivered his country’s gratitude to Qatar for the Gulf country’s response to calls for holding emergency talks on the Renaissance Dam issue.

Today, Qatar is going to chair the consultative meeting of the Arab League’s foreign ministers. Alongside the Renaissance Dam issue, many other political developments in the region, particularly the situation in Palestine, would also be handled during the meeting.

Following his arrival in Doha on Sunday, the Egyptian Foreign Minister was received by the Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. During the meeting, Shoukry delivered a letter written by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, inviting the Qatari Emir to Cairo.

Along with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain, Egypt reached an agreement with Qatar to normalize relations in January following the over three-years-long dispute.

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