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Sunday, 3 January 2021

El Sisi, Kuwaiti FM discuss Qatar reconciliation

IN DIPLOMACY: Reconciliation with Qatar was the topic of a letter from Kuwait’s new emir, Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. The letter was handed over in a meeting in Cairo yesterday between El Sisi and Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Ahmad Nasser Al Sabah to discuss the Gulf nation’s efforts to find a breakthrough in the 3.5-year diplomatic spat. Kuwait has been leading mediation efforts to end the embargo on Qatar by the Arab Quartet, which include Egypt, Bahrain, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia, and reestablish diplomatic relations.

Meanwhile, El Sisi and the chairman of Sudan’s ruling council Abdel Fattah Al Burhan discussed cooperation and regional developments over the phone yesterday.

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