Arab foreign ministers to meet in Bahrain over Qatar crisis

Foreign Ministers of the countries involved in the Gulf crisis meet in Cairo.

:: The foreign ministers of four Arab countries that cut ties with Qatar over its alleged backing of terrorism will meet in Bahrain on Saturday “to watch Doha’s seriousness in combating terrorism,” Egypt’s foreign ministry said in a statement.

“Foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt will hold a two-day meeting in Manama to evaluate the recent developments of Doha situation,” foreign ministry spokesperson Ahmad Abu Zeid was quoted as saying.

The Arab quartet severed diplomatic ties with Qatar last month after accusing Doha of supporting terrorism, interfering in their internal affairs and seeking closer ties with Iran.

Qatar had strongly denied the charges and rejected a list of 13 demands put forward by the bloc for resuming diplomatic ties.

On Thursday, Qatar’s foreign minister said the United Nations should step in to help resolve the crisis.

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