File photo: Qatari and Egyptian flags
Official delegations from Egypt and Qatar held their first meeting in Kuwait on Tuesday to discuss future steps required to enhance joint work and bilateral ties after the signing of Al-Ula reconciliation agreement last month.
The Al-Ula agreement was signed early in January by the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) at their summit in Saudi Arabia.
The agreement - mediated by Kuwait - puts an end to a three-year rift between Qatar and the quartet of Egypt, Bahrain, UAE and Saudi Arabia.
After the agreement, Egypt and the other countries restored diplomatic ties with Qatar in addition to resuming flights with Doha.
The Egyptian and Qatari delegations welcomed the procedures both countries had taken after the reconciliation agreement as a step on the path of trust-building, a statement by the Egyptian foreign ministry read.
The delegations discussed the means and measures needed in this regard to meet the aspiration of the people of both countries in security, stability and development.
They expressed appreciation for Saudi Arabia for their hosting of the summit and the agreement signing ceremony as well as paid tribute to Kuwait for hosting the meeting.
The delegations also thanked Saudi Arabia for hosting the previous summit that led to the agreement and thanked the Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah for his country’s efforts in ending the Gulf rift aloing with the keenness to enhance joint Arab work.
Delegations from the UAE and Qatar also met in Kuwait on Monday to discuss the implementation of the reconciliation deal.