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Egypt, Qatar eye more cooperation to resolve regional crises

CAIRO, June 25 (KUNA) -- Egypt's President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi and visiting Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani emphasized the need for more cooperation to deal with crises, agreeing during talks on Saturday that such a measure was necessary to quell regional unrest.
The Qatari Amir's visit to the Arab world's most populous nation is a testament to the "progress" bilateral relations have made, according Al-Sisi's spokesman Bassam Radhi, saying he expected ties to improve even more in the near future.
Acknowledging Cairo's "integral role" in the wider Arab region, including its contributions towards the reconstruction of the war-torn Palestinian enclave of Gaza, the Qatari Amir said his talks with the Egyptian leader also focused on the repercussions of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on the global economy.
Doha plans to ratchet up investment in Egypt given the bountiful opportunities that Cairo has to offer, the spokesman cited the Qatari ruler as saying, adding that the two sides agreed to cooperate further on a number of vital sectors including energy and agriculture.
The talks come ahead of a planned Saudi Arabia-hosted summit involving the leaders of Gulf Arab states, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and the United States, he added. (end) aff.nam