Qatar names ambassadors to Egypt and Libya, says emir's office


FILE PHOTO: Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani is pictured via screen as he attends the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) 41st Summit, at the media centre in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia January 5, 2021. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri/File Photo

DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Thursday named ambassadors to Egypt and Libya, his office said, as the Gulf Arab state moves to improve ties with some regional states.

Salem bin Mubarak Al-Shafi was named envoy to Egypt, while Khalid Mohammed Al-Dosari was appointed for Libya.

Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain agreed in January to end a dispute that saw them boycott Qatar since 2017 over charges it supports terrorism, a reference to Islamist groups, which Doha denies.

Cairo had in June appointed an ambassador to Qatar, following a similar move by Riyadh. The UAE and Bahrain have yet to restore diplomatic ties.

Qatar had closed its embassy in Libya in 2014, when many foreign missions in Tripoli shut down as the country split between warring administrations.

Since fighting in Libya ended last summer, the factions have accepted a new unity government mandated to unify institutions and prepare for elections in December.

(Reporting by Ghaida Ghantous; Editing by Alex Richardson)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In World

Taliban hang up bodies of alleged kidnappers in Afghan city
Hundreds of Russians join Moscow protest over parliamentary election
Kosovo says offices attacked in volatile north as Serbs block roads
Human rights activist detained in Russia may face extradition to Uzbekistan
N.Korea could consider an inter-Korean summit if respect assured -KCNA
Exclusive-Under U.S. sanctions, Iran and Venezuela strike oil export deal - sources
Dutch marchers protest new COVID-19 pass to enter bars, restaurants
Rwandan troops cannot stay in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado forever, Kagame says
Suicide car bomb targeting convoy in Somali capital kills at least 8 -official
Haitian migrants on the move weigh jobs in Mexico after clearout

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers