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Qatar's Tamim To Visit Egypt For First Time Since Boycott

PARIS, France - Qatar's ruler will visit Egypt on Friday, his first trip to the country since Egypt and Qatar agreed last year to end a long - running regional feud, diplomatic sources said.

Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al - Thani, who last visited Egypt in 2015, will hold a formal meeting with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al - Sisi in Cairo on Saturday, the sources said.

He met Sisi for the first time since the dispute at a summit in Iraq last year.

There was no immediate comment from Qatari authorities.

The emir's visit days after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Cairo and the announcement of $7.7 billion investment deals between Egypt and Saudi Arabia/

Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain had boycotted Qatar since 2017 over charges it supports terrorism, a reference to Islamist Groups. Qatar denied the accusation.



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