Egypt's new ambassador to Qatar submits credentials to emir

Zeinab El-Gundy , Monday 15 Nov 2021

Egypt’s new Ambassador to Qatar Amr El-Sherbini presented on Monday his credentials to the Gulf state's Emir Tamim bin Hamed Al-Thani, the Egyptian foreign ministry announced.

Egypt's Ambassador to Doha Amr El-Sheribini presents his credentials to Qatar's Emir Tamim Bin Hamed Al-Thani in Doha on Monday (Photo : Egyptian Foreign Ministry)

Ambassador El-Sherbini delivered President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi's regards to the Qatari leader and said that now represents a new phase for the relations between Egypt and Qatar.

For his part, the emir asked the ambassador to deliver his regards to his Egyptian counterpart and expressed his appreciation for the current development in bilateral relations.

Cairo appointed El-Sherbini as its ambassador to Doha in June.  

A veteran diplomat, El-Sherbini was a general ambassador in the Egyptian foreign ministry. He graduated from the Faculty of Mass Communication, Cairo University, and served as a diplomat in Syria and the United States. El-Sherbini later served as a deputy chief of the mission in Brussels.

Egypt and Qatar have begun to improve relations following the signing Al-Ula agreement in January in Saudi Arabia, after intense Kuwaiti and US efforts to end the diplomatic and travel boycott by the Arab Quartet — Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain — of Qatar since mid-2017.

The quartet had cut diplomatic, economic, and travel ties with Qatar in June 2017, accusing Doha of interfering in their internal affairs and supporting terrorist groups, accusations denied by Qatar.

Earlier this month, President El-Sisi met for the second time this year with the Qatari leader at the UN Climate Change Conference in Scotland.

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