Egypt says agreed with Qatar on resuming diplomatic relations

"Arab Republic of Egypt and the state of Qatar has exchanged two official notes today" the statement said

  
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry attends a news conference after the meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud at Tahrir Palace in Cairo, Egypt July 27, 2020.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry attends a news conference after the meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud at Tahrir Palace in Cairo, Egypt July 27, 2020.

REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

CAIRO- Egypt has agreed to resume diplomatic relations with Qatar, the Egyptian foreign ministry said on a statement on Wednesday.

"Arab Republic of Egypt and the state of Qatar has exchanged two official notes today, Jan. 20, according to which the two countries agreed to resume diplomatic relations," the statement said.

(Reporting by Mahmoud Mourad; Editing by Catherine Evans) ((mahmoud.mourad@thomsonreuters.com))

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