Egyptian amb. not to return to Qatar unless Doha retracts
Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attends the opening ceremony of 25th Arab League Summit - REUTERS

CAIRO: Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Badr Abdel Atty said that the coming days will show if Qatar is committed to its agreement with foreign ministers of Gulf Cooperation Council.

In an interview with Mehwar satellite channel on Saturday, Abdul-Aati pointed out that Egypt welcomes efforts to “refine” the Arab joint action.

He added that “Gulf countries have given Qatar two months as a test period to implement what it vowed to do, adding that ambassadors of Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain will return back to Doha if Qatar keeps its promises.

The recent Gulf agreement includes implementing the Riyadh document that compels Qatar to stop supporting Muslim Brotherhood and stirring up unrest in Gulf countries.

Abdel Atty noted that the Egyptian ambassador will not return to Doha until three terms are implemented; namely handing over outlaws, stopping spreading rumors and information that incite hatred and violence via Al-Jazeera TV channel and putting an end to the intervention in Egypt’s domestic affairs.

The Gulf Cooperation Council announced on Thursday that it had reached an agreement on mechanisms to implement a security pact, following diplomatic tensions over the issue that had seen Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain withdraw their ambassadors from Qatar.

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