Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, named the Gulf country’s ambassadors to Egypt and Libya on Thursday, according to his administration office, as the state seeks to strengthen its ties with several regional countries, Reuters reported.
Salem bin Mubarak Al-Shafi was named as the Qatari envoy to Egypt, while Khalid Mohammed Al-Dosari was appointed for Libya.
In January, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain agreed to halt a boycott of Qatar that had been in place since 2017.
In June, following Riyadh appointing its own ambassador in Doha, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has named Amr el-Sherbiny as its Ambassador to Qatar after a three-year strife that resulted in the two countries severing their diplomatic ties.
Qatar had closed its embassy in Libya in 2014, when the country’s civil war forced the closure of numerous foreign posts in Tripoli. The groups in Libya have accepted a new unity government authorized to integrate institutions and prepare for elections in December 2021 since fighting stopped last summer.