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Egypt's parliament holds back on Qatar normalization

Egyptian parliament members have recently expressed their rejection of reconciliation with Qatar, claiming its attacks against the Egyptian state on its media channels continue.

CAIRO — Egyptian parliamentarians objected during a Jan. 26 parliament session to Egypt's decision to reconcile with Qatar and restore Egyptian-Qatari relations in light of “ongoing attacks on Egypt.”

Qatar and its Gulf Arab neighbors signed on Jan. 5 an agreement aimed at easing the economic and diplomatic boycott imposed on Doha since 2017. The leaders of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt reached an agreement with their regional rival during a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in the Saudi desert city of al-Ula. 

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