Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Saudi Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Adel bin Siraj Mirdad discussed in Cote d’Ivoire’s city of Abidjan the diplomatic crisis in Qatar as well as anti-terror efforts, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said.
The meeting was held on Monday on the sidelines of the 44th Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
“The parties confirmed that the meeting was held as part of the coordination between Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain concerning the steps against Qatar over the violation of its commitments as well as its interference in the affairs of Arab states, support for extremism and terrorism,” the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said.
During the conversation, Shoukry pointed out the firm position of Egypt on fighting terrorism and the need for the international community’s responsible approach to eradication of terrorism in all its forms.
On June 5, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates broke off diplomatic relations and communication with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism and interfering in their internal affairs. The Maldives, Mauritius, and Mauritania followed suite, while Jordan and Djibouti reduced the level of their diplomatic missions in Qatar.