Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi invited Qatar’s Emir Tamim bin Hamed to visit Cairo in a letter delivered to him in Doha by Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, the Egyptian foreign ministry said.
According to the ministry, the written letter by El-Sisi to Tamim focused on the importance of continuing consultation and working to push Egyptian-Qatari relations forward in the upcoming period after signing the ‘Al-Ula reconciliation agreement’ on 5 January, the statement added.
During their meeting, the head of Qatar discussed with the Egyptian foreign minister the recent regional and international developments and ways to boost consultation and coordination with the two countries, especially since Qatar is currently heading the session of the Council of the Arab League.
From his side, Emir Tamim sent his greetings to the Egyptian president and expressed his appreciation and praise for the positive developments Egyptian-Qatari relations witnessed recently from the exchange of ministerial visits.
Shoukry stressed in the meeting that Egypt stands with Gulf States against any threats or dangers to their security.
Shoukry arrived in Doha on Sunday to convey the message as well as to participate on Tuesday in the consultative meeting of Arab foreign ministers, which will be held at the invitation of Qatar — the president of the current session of the Council of the Arab League — to continue coordination and consultation on the current Arab situation, and ways to strengthen joint action mechanisms regarding the growing challenges facing Arab countries.
Shoukry will also participate in the extraordinary meeting of the Arab League Council at the ministerial level to discuss developments regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam issue, which will be held at the request of Egypt and Sudan following the consultative meeting of Arab foreign ministers.
He will also attend the first meeting of the Palestine Committee.
On Monday, the Egyptian foreign minister held talks with his Qatari counterpart.
This is considered the first visit for an Egyptian minister to the Qatari capital after the Al-Ula agreement between Qatar and Egypt, along with Gulf states Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates, that ended a rift with Doha which lasted over three years.