Mon, 14 Jun 2021 - 07:11 GMT
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani in Doha on Monday- press photo
CAIRO - 14 June 2021: Egypt and Qatar have agreed on settling all outstanding issues between the two countries during the coming stage, following the signing of "Al-Ula Declaration" on January 5, 2021, said Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Hafez said in a statement on Monday.
This comes during a meeting held between Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani in Doha on Monday. The meeting was followed by a session of official consultations in the presence of both delegations.
“During the meeting, the two ministers expressed satisfaction with the positive developments witnessed in the Egyptian-Qatari relations following the signing of ‘Al-Ula Declaration’ on January 5, 2021, and agreed on the importance of moving forward in taking the necessary measures and procedures to build on what was achieved through operationalizing the various bilateral cooperation frameworks and continuing to convene the existing follow-up mechanisms with a view to settling all outstanding issues between the two countries during the coming stage. They also agreed to advance aspects of bilateral cooperation in priority sectors so as to achieve the interests of the two countries and brotherly peoples,” Hafez said.
“The meeting tackled the major challenges facing the Arab countries and region, which necessitates intensifying coordination and consultation, and boosting joint action mechanisms, in a manner that contributes to realizing the aspirations of the Arab peoples for fostering security and stability and advancing development. In addition, the two sides' discussions addressed the consultative meeting scheduled tomorrow in the framework of the League of Arab States, which will tackle the main Arab issues and ways to deal with external interferences harming Arab national security. Moreover, the meeting asserted the importance of highlighting Arab solidarity with Egypt and Sudan during the extraordinary session of the Ministerial Council to be held on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam issue,” Hafez added.
Finally, both ministers exchanged views on their two countries’ positions regarding the key issues of mutual concern at the regional and international levels.