The Egyptian (governmental) Al-Ahram newspaper said, “The visit of the Qatari delegation to Egypt falls within the framework of unremitting Egyptian-Qatari efforts to accelerate the return to normal relations between the two countries.”
Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Saud Al Thani, Director of the Legal Affairs Department at the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs, arrived in Cairo on Monday afternoon, heading a delegation from Doha on a two-day visit to Egypt, during which it discussed cooperation relations between the two countries.
The Qatari delegation was received in the VIP lounge, Diaa Eddin Issawi Hammad, Deputy Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Gulf Cooperation Council Countries and Yemen.
The newspaper pointed out that the Qatari Foreign Minister’s envoy to Egypt, Ambassador Ali Al-Hajri, arrived in Cairo on Sunday.
According to the newspaper, the two sides will complete the round of talks that took place between Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry, on the sidelines of the activities of the 155th session of the Council of Arab Foreign Ministers of the Arab League on March 3.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani is the most senior Qatari official to arrive in Egypt since the outbreak of the Gulf crisis in mid-2017, when Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt imposed a land, air and sea blockade on Qatar, claiming its support for terrorism, which Doha denied, and considered it an “attempt to undermine it.” Its sovereignty and its independent decision. “
On January 5, the “Al-Ula” statement was issued by the 41st Gulf Summit in Al-Ula, northwestern Saudi Arabia, announcing the end of the Gulf crisis.
On February 23, two official delegations from Qatar and Egypt held talks in Kuwait on joint mechanisms and procedures for implementing the “Gulf Reconciliation Statement.”