CAIRO- Egypt has affirmed solidarity with and understanding of Bahrain's decision to boycott all the GCC summits that Qatar will take part in, according to the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.

"Egypt totally understands the stand of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain not to take part in the meetings or summits of the Gulf Cooperation Council, in which Qatar will participate," Ahmad Abu Zeid, Spokesman for Egyptian Foreign Ministry, said.

"Bahrain decision is a matter of sovereignty that is taken as a result of the damage the negative Qatari policies has inflicted on the Kingdom over the past years," the statement said.

Egypt also underscored solidarity with Bahrain in all the decisions it has taken to preserve security and stability of its people, it added.

On Monday, Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa said on his Twitter account that his country would not attend the upcoming GCC summit if Doha does not change its position, calling on the GCC to freeze Qatars membership.

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