Egypt says inter-Arab problems 'deep'

Relations between Cairo and Doha deteriorated over Qatar's support for the Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt says inter-Arab problems 'deep'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi on Saturday described the differences among Arab countries as "deep".

"Nobody had imagined that these problems would have been solved during the latest Arab summit in Kuwait," Fahmi said during a graduation ceremony at the Foreign Ministry in Cairo.

He said that Kuwait, the current chair of the summit, is trying hard to mediate between Arab countries to resolve their problems.

"But we must be realistic," Fahmi said. "These problems cannot be solved quickly."

He said the speech delivered by Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour during the summit "eloquently" responded to what some people called Qatari interference in Egyptian affairs.

In his speech in the Arab summit, Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad denounced "all forms of terrorism", but he said he opposed terming those following a different political course as "terrorists".

Mansour, however, called on those who "stand on the wrong side of history" to reconsider their positions.

Relations between Cairo and Doha deteriorated over Qatar's support for the Muslim Brotherhood, the movement from which ousted president Mohamed Morsi hails, which was designated a "terrorist" group by the Egyptian government in December.

Last Mod: 29 Mart 2014, 16:22
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