The Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that two official delegations, from the state and the Arab Republic of Egypt, held their first meeting today in the State of Kuwait, after the Al-Ula summit statement, in order to develop mechanisms and procedures for the future phase.
The Al-Ula summit, which was held in the Saudi city of Al-Ula on January 5, resulted in the signing of a reconciliation agreement that ended the blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt on Doha since June 2017.
The Qatari statement indicated that the meeting discussed “the necessary means and measures to be taken in order to enhance the process of joint work and bilateral relations between the two countries, and to achieve the aspirations of their peoples for security, stability and development.”
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The two sides welcomed – according to the statement – the measures taken by Doha and Cairo after signing the Al-Ula statement as a step on the path of building confidence between the two brotherly countries.
The Qatari Foreign Ministry added in its statement that the two sides expressed “appreciation to the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting the recent Gulf summit, which culminated in the issuance of the Al-Ula statement.”
The Egyptian and Qatari sides also thanked – according to the same statement – the sister country of Kuwait for hosting the first meeting between them, and expressed appreciation to the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, for the efforts his country had led to heal the rift and its keenness to promote joint Arab action.