Qatari Foreign Minister lands in Cairo for two-day visit

A high-level delegation led by Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani arrived in Cairo on Tuesday for a two-day visit.

Thani will meet with his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, to discuss Egyptian-Qatari relations along with regional development, Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Egypt and Qatar met in Kuwait in February for the first time since ending the years-long diplomatic freeze between the two countries in January.

The resumption of ties came after nearly four years of a row between Qatar and Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the UAE over Qatar’s alleged terrorism sponsorship and its close relations with Iran.

The countries agreed to reconcile during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)’s summit meeting in al-Ula, Saudi Arabia in January.

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.

Following the reconciliation, Egypt’s Aviation Ministry reopened Egypt’s airspace to Qatari flights on January 12.

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