Delegations meet in Kuwait a few weeks after the agreement reached in Al-Ula in Saudi Arabia to end the blockade of Qatar.
Qatar and Egypt held talks for the first time since an agreement last month to end the Gulf crisis that erupted after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed their ties. economic and diplomatic relations with Qatar in June 2017.
The countries that blocked the blockade imposed a land, sea and air blockade, accusing Qatar, among others, of “supporting terrorism”.
At a Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia in January, the three members of the GCC – Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain – and Egypt agreed to reestablish ties with Qatar.
“The two sides welcomed the steps each taken since the signing of the al-Ula declaration, as a step on the path to building confidence between the two brotherly countries,” a statement said after the delegates meeting. Qatari and Egyptians in Kuwait.
On Monday, officials from Qatar and the United Arab Emirates met in Kuwait for their first bilateral talks since the end of the blockade.
The UAE’s WAM news agency reported that the two sides “discussed common mechanisms and procedures for the implementation of the al-Ula declaration.”
“They stressed the importance of preserving the Gulf kinship and developing joint Gulf action in the interest of the GCC countries and their citizens, and of achieving stability and prosperity in the region,” said he added.
Since the agreement last month, air and travel links have resumed between Qatar and the four states.
Each state should hold bilateral talks with Qatar to resolve individual issues.