Qatar-Egypt talks push hailed by KSA

Qatar-Egypt talks push hailed by KSA
Updated 22 December 2014

Qatar-Egypt talks push hailed by KSA

Qatar-Egypt talks push hailed by KSA

The Kingdom has backed the ongoing talks between Qatar and Egypt, including a meeting between Qatar's special envoy Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al-Thani and Egyptian President Abdel Fatah El-Sissi.
The move aims at improving relations between the two countries by ending differences.
“Qatar envoy’s visit to Egypt will open a new chapter in the relations of the two countries,” said a statement issued by the Royal Court on Saturday.
"This move is part of King Abdullah's initiative to ensure that all GCC countries support stability in Egypt.
Egypt and Qatar responded to this initiative by defusing tension and ending the differences that had affected their relationship in the past.
“The Kingdom supported the latest move by the Qatari envoy to strengthen relations with Egypt," the Royal Court statement added.
This was the first such meeting between the two countries since El-Sissi took office last summer, signaling a thaw in relations between the two nations.
It was also the first meeting of its kind since the Gulf countries, led by Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, reached a reconciliation agreement with Qatar last month, aimed at easing regional tensions linked to Doha's alleged support for some groups in the region.
El-Sissi's office said Egypt looks forward to a "new era that leaves behind the disagreements of the past."