Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani meets with National Security Adviser Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed al-Nayhan, in Doha, Qatar, August 26, 2021. Qatar News Agency.
The most senior UAE official to visit Qatar since a thaw in the two regional player's relations earlier this year held talks with Qatar's ruler Thursday, both countries' media reported.
UAE National Security Advisor Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al-Nahyan met Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, discussing "bilateral relations and the means to enhance them", the official Qatar News Agency reported.
The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia cut ties and transport links with Qatar in June 2017, alleging it backed radical Islamist groups and was too close to Riyadh's rival Iran.
The UAE, Saudi Arabia and their allies restored full relations with Qatar in January after a landmark summit, ending the rift.
The UAE's official WAM news agency also reported that the "Emir of Qatar received a delegation headed by Sheikh Tahnoun", adding that they had discussed cooperation "in the economic and trade fields and vital investment projects".
The UAE and Qatar remain divided over Doha's perceived support for movements aligned to the Muslim Brotherhood and the two countries' backing for rival groups in Libya's conflict.
Sheikh Tanoun met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, one of Qatar's closest allies, for talks last week.
Anwar Gargash, a former UAE minister of state for foreign affairs, who now advises the country's president, tweeted a picture of the meeting.
"Building bridges of cooperation and prosperity with brothers and friends is... a major pillar of the UAE's policy," he wrote.
*This story was edited by Ahram Online.