Arab states, US to hold talks on Qatar crisis: Egypt

Foreign ministers from the four Arab states that have cut ties with Qatar will hold talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Saudi Arabia.

Published: 11th July 2017 09:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th July 2017 09:27 PM   |  A+A-

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (File Photo | AP)

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (File Photo | AP)

By PTI

CAIRO: Foreign ministers from the four Arab states that have cut ties with Qatar will hold talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, Egypt said. Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry has been invited by his Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir to the talks in Jeddah, the foreign ministry in Cairo said on Tuesday.

"The meeting reflects the four countries' desire to enhance coordination and underscore their unity on ways to deal with Qatar in the future," the ministry said. In June, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain announced the severing of all diplomatic ties with Qatar over allegations the emirate bankrolled Islamist extremists and had close ties with Saudi Arabia's arch-rival Iran. Tillerson visited Qatar today for talks on the Gulf diplomatic crisis, after a stop in mediator Kuwait the previous day. 

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