Today, Wednesday, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi issued a decree appointing an extraordinary ambassador to Qatar, for the first time since the outbreak of the Gulf crisis in mid-2017, which came to an end at the Al-Ula summit in Saudi Arabia last January.
According to the Egyptian Middle East News Agency (official), the decree included the appointment of Amr Kamal El-Din Berri El-Sherbiny as ambassador extraordinary to Doha. Read also Qatar and Egypt hold the first talks in Kuwait after Al-Ula’s statement Sisi receives a message from the Emir of Qatar… and an Egyptian-Qatari agreement to strengthen and develop bilateral relations AlUla summit to heal the Gulf rifts
This is the first time that Cairo has appointed an ambassador to Doha, since the beginning of the Gulf crisis on June 5, 2017.
The extraordinary ambassador enjoys expanded legal powers, including signing agreements in the name of the state or body he represents, unlike the regular ambassador.
The Egyptian-Qatari relations witnessed successive positive steps after the Al-Ula summit, which was held in the Saudi city of Al-Ula on the fifth of last January, and resulted in the signing of a reconciliation agreement that ended the blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt on Doha since June 2017.
The steps to improve Egyptian-Qatari relations in recent days included the exchange of visits between the foreign ministers of the two countries, and mutual invitations to the leaders of the two countries to visit.