December 7, 2021

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Egyptian PM willing to reopen its airspace for Qatar after 4 years banned

Egypt to reopen its airspace for Qatar. Egypt is following the footsteps of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain and removing the imposed bans from Qatar and reopening tits flight space for Qatar after 4 years.

The reopening of the flight space may not only lead to direct flight connections from these countries but can also open the door for crossing Egyptian space and trade of goods which was halted since 2017.

In the latest summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Al-Ula declaration was signed by which the banned and isolation of Qatar by four countries ceased to exist. The pact also reds that the countries will also open their borders for Qatar which was in isolation for the last three years. 

Egypt is not a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council but joined it as a guest like other countries. 

Qatar was boycotted because it was alleged that it supports terrorism and organizations of Muslim brothers.

 Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates had previously removed the ban even before the signing of the declaration at the end of the 41st GCC summit. Some of their airports have even received flights from Qatar. 

But in the case of Egypt, the Egyptian prime minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has a very hostile relationship with the Muslim brothers as compared to other gulf countries. Now, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is willing to reopen the space and welcome direct flights between Cairo and Doha said a media source.