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Qatar’s Emir meets with Egyptian president in Sharm El Sheikh

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All photos courtesy of QNA on Instagram

Qatar’s Emir has received a warm welcome after arriving in Egypt today for the 26th Arab League summit.

According to QNA, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani and his delegation were greeted at the airport in Sharm El Sheikh by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.

This is one of the first meetings of the two heads of state, whose countries have been at odds in the past two years due to differing politics, most recently about what should be done to ease the political crisis in Libya.

Today, the leaders apparently discussed “means of strengthening Arab solidarity” and “regional and international issues of interest to both countries.”

Agenda

The two-day Arab summit comes on the heels of the beginning of a Saudi Arabia-led military campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Photo for illustrative purposes only.
Photo for illustrative purposes only.

The airstrikes were supported by Qatar and eight other Arab countries, and the political situation in Yemen is likely to headline discussions at this year’s summit.

According to Al Arabiya, other leaders in Egypt for the meeting include embattled Yemeni president Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi, Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud and Sudanese president Omar Al-Bashir.

In addition to Yemen, other agenda items include ISIS and Libya. Al Arabiya added:

“The summit is also expected to focus on creating an Arab military force to fight against extremist militants or their rival Iran, a project foreign ministers have already signed a draft agreement in the Arab League meeting on Thursday.”

Thoughts?

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Guest
Guest
5 years ago

Egypts role in the region will continue to be a strategic and important one. The sooner Qatar realizes this the better.

Official
Official
5 years ago
Reply to  Guest

Qatar’s role in the region will continue to be a strategic and important one. The sooner Egypt realises this the better.

nobodyx
nobodyx
5 years ago
Reply to  Official

I see a pattern here :)))

Oracle
Oracle
5 years ago
Reply to  Official

I agree with “Official”. Egypt must understand that its society is still fragile and economy is still poor to project any power across the Arab world.

MIMH
MIMH
5 years ago
Reply to  Guest

No one has cared about the Egyptians since the pharaohs.

Smurray
Smurray
5 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

yes but at least there was an egypt since

Yacine
Yacine
5 years ago
Reply to  Guest

In the aftermath of the Arab Spring Qatar has been way more strategic and important than Egypt. Actually, Egypt is now a place of death and tyranny. As long as the military dictator is there Egyptians should not be very proud of their country.

Bajn
Bajn
5 years ago
Reply to  Yacine

Name one democratic Arab country

Wise_B
Wise_B
5 years ago
Reply to  Bajn

Tunisia, now is free democratic country.

Bajn
Bajn
5 years ago
Reply to  Wise_B

Any examples that are not in beta ?

Yacine
Yacine
5 years ago
Reply to  Bajn

What does that have to do with my comment?

Bajn
Bajn
5 years ago
Reply to  Yacine

I was pointing out that there are very few democracies in this part of the world and therefore Egyptians do not need to be ashamed of having a dictator.

Yacine
Yacine
5 years ago
Reply to  Bajn

Haha this is funny. So because other countries are bad then Egyptians are doomed to tyranny and must be happy with it? No wonder why they made and supported the coup then.

Well let them enjoy the tyranny, but the the rest of the world will always see them as a sink of death and tyranny.

Bajn
Bajn
5 years ago
Reply to  Yacine

Democracy does not work everywhere. The short Egyptian version just gave an opportunity to crazies to crawl out of the woodwork and hound the minorities.

Yacine
Yacine
5 years ago
Reply to  Bajn

Anyway, it is drifting off the topic. If you are Egyptian and think that you and your countrymen are not worthy of a decent life of justice and freedom, then good for you. I do not think there is much we can debate 🙂

kz
kz
5 years ago
Reply to  Yacine

He is indian Not egyptian.

Wanderer
Wanderer
5 years ago

“I against my brother, my brothers and I against my cousins, then my cousins and I against strangers”

sapirnaardige
sapirnaardige
5 years ago

bliz give me orang guice wiz ize and bebzi (please give me an orange juice with ice and pepsi)

onthefence
onthefence
5 years ago

Last time I saw that many black suits and sunglasses I was watching the Matrix

Coco
Coco
5 years ago

Is that little fellow Sheik Tamim’s new mandoob? I love it that the Emir is tall. That alone somehow commands respect.

Shabzed
Shabzed
5 years ago

There are no permanent friends or enemies, but permanent interests in international relations.

Mr. Reason.
Mr. Reason.
5 years ago

Protest to remove a dictator. Done.
Have elections to choose a new president. Done
Protest again to remove the elected president. Done
Choose a dictator again. Done

Egyptians.

Simon
Simon
5 years ago
Reply to  Mr. Reason.

Very unfair, but very chucklesome!!! Good one.

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