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Egypt and UAE: Quartet stands firm on 13 demands for Qatar

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) meeting with Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan (L) and his delegation at the Presidential Palace in the capital Cairo. (AFP)

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has called on Qatar to take a serious approach to the concerns of the anti-Terror Quartet members including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

Shoukry made the statement during a press conference with his Emirati counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed on Sunday in Cairo while reiterating that the issue of Qatar does not take much place in discussions between the four Arab countries.

Meanwhile, UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed stressed that the relationship between Egypt, the UAE and Saudi Arabia is growing stronger.

Both ministers affirmed that the four countries are still firm on their position regarding the necessity of implementing the 13 demands by Qatar.

Bin Zayed also emphasized the strength of bilateral relations between the two countries, while praising the level of coordination with Egypt in addressing the challenges and risks facing the region, especially terrorism.

Meanwhile, the first session of the UAE-Egypt Economic Committee was held on the sidelines of bin Zayed’s visit to Egypt. The Committee meeting was co-chaired by Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, and Tareq Qabeel, Egypt's Minister of Trade and Industry Minister.

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Last Update: Sunday, 18 March 2018 KSA 18:48 - GMT 15:48
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