Cairo hosts meeting to look into Qatar’s response

Cairo will host a meeting on Wednesday with the foreign ministers of Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain to follow up on the developments of Qatar crisis. (Supplied)

The foreign ministers of Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain will meet in Cairo on Wednesday to follow up on the developments of  Qatar crisis, reported Al Arabiya.

The quadrant meeting will discuss the next steps that these countries will take regarding Qatar's response which was received during the past few hours.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir received Qatar's response to the 13 demands issued by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to stop Doha from supporting and financing terrorism.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said: “We hope that Qatar responds positively to the demands of the boycotting countries.”

Al-Jubeir emphasized that “most of the demands included in the list of requests were already mentioned in the 2014 agreement”, adding that “the extension of the deadline granted to Qatar was approved following the request of the Kuwaiti mediator.”

Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Tuesday, that the list of demands of the boycotting countries are "unrealistic" and "inapplicable."

He said that the response to the demands of the boycotting countries, which was handed over to Kuwait, was ready.

He also described the measures taken by Arab states against Doha as "illegal".

Al-Thani added that there was still “an opportunity for improvement” in combating the financing of terrorism.

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