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Qatar's new envoy arrives in Egypt

A picture taken on June 6, 2017 shows The Qatari embassy in the Egyptian capital Cairo on 6 June 2017 [KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images]
The Qatari embassy in the Egyptian capital Cairo on 6 June 2017 [KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images]

Qatar's new ambassador to Egypt arrived in Cairo yesterday four years after the position was vacated as a result of the 2017 Gulf crisis. Salem Bin Mubarak Al-Shafi was named Qatar's new envoy to Egypt earlier this month and is expected to present his credentials to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in the coming days before officially taking up office.

Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain agreed in January to end a dispute that saw them boycott Qatar in June 2017 over charges it supports terrorism, which Doha denies.

Cairo had in June appointed an ambassador to Qatar, following a similar move by Riyadh. The UAE and Bahrain have yet to restore diplomatic ties.

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