At Riyadh meeting, Arab quartet sticks to their demands from Qatar

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Foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain held a consultative meeting on the sidelines of the Arab ministerial meeting on Thursday ahead of the 29th Arab summit to be held in Riyadh, reported Saudi Press Agency.

The ministers discussed the latest developments in the regional and international arenas and issues of common concern.

They affirmed their countries' steadfast positions in combating extremism and terrorism, rejecting any attempts to interfere in the affairs of the Arab countries from outside the region.

They stressed their solidarity and continuing coordination to maintain security and stability in the Arab region as a whole.

The ministers discussed the developments of the crisis, stressing the position of the four boycotting countries and the need for the State of Qatar to meet the list of 13 demands that were put forward and adhere to the six principles agreed upon in Cairo and Manama as a necessary basis for establishing a normal relationship.

The ministers also agreed to continue coordination and consultation among them during the next phase.

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