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Egyptian and Qatari leaders exchange wishes at start of Ramadan

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the presidential palace in Cairo on 28 January 2019. [LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP via Getty Images]
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi at the presidential palace in Cairo on 28 January 2019 [LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images]

Qatar's emir called Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday to exchange wishes at the start of the holy month of Ramadan, Egypt's presidency said in a statement, in the latest sign of a thaw in relations between the two countries, Reuters reported.

The call by Qatar's ruling Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, which was also reported by Qatar's state news agency, comes after Saudi Arabia and its regional allies announced steps to end a rift with Qatar in January.

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