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Egypt, Bahrain adopt 'wait and see' approach to reconciliation with Qatar

Egypt awaits Qatar to take actions on the ground in accordance with Al-Ula Declaration that ended the boycott of Doha, but amid concerns that Qatar will bail out on its commitments.
Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud (R) and Secretray General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Nayef bin Falah Al-Hajraf, hold a press conferece at the end of the GCC's 41st summit, in the city of al-Ula in northwestern Saudi Arabia on January 5, 2021. - Gulf leaders signed a "solidarity and stability" deal after the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Qatar publicly embraced, bringing Doha back into the regional fold after a three-year rift. (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE / AFP) (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE/AF

CAIRO — Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani has recently lashed out at Qatar for not adhering to Al-Ula Declaration, named after the Saudi city where Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt agreed to ease the boycott imposed on Doha since 2017. 

In a statement during a virtual intergovernmental parliamentary meeting on Feb. 1, Zayani accused Qatar of ignoring the provisions stated in Al-Ula Declaration, thus preventing the start of a new phase of regional stability.

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