UPDATED: Arab countries' foreign ministers meeting on Qatar in Cairo

Ahram Online , Wednesday 5 Jul 2017

Gulf diplomatic crisis with Qatar
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (L), UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (2nd-L), Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (2nd-R), and Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa (R) meet in the Egyptian capital Cairo on July 5, 2017, to discuss the Gulf diplomatic crisis with Qatar (AFP)

The foreign ministers of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain started Wednesday afternoon a meeting in Cairo to decide on the next steps over their dispute with Qatar.

Earlier on Wednesday morning, the Arab quartet said in a statement that they received Qatar’s response over their 13-point list of demands through mediator Kuwait.

The joint statement said the three Gulf countries and Egypt would respond to the Qatari reply "in a timely manner."

The meeting comes almost one month after they severed diplomatic ties with Doha over allegations it supports terror groups, which Doha denies.

A press conference is expected to take place following the conclusion of the meeting to announce results.

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