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Libyan Newswire

Qatar committed to ‘stable’ Egypt despite tensions: Emir

NNA – The Emir of Qatar said Thursday he was committed to “stability” in Egypt, despite a recent row between the two nations over Cairo’s airstrikes against ISIS militants in Libya.

ISIS militants released a video this month showing the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya, most of them Egyptian, prompting Cairo to launch air strikes on ISIS targets in the eastern city of Derna.

Qatar reportedly expressed reservations over the strikes, raising the ire of Egypt, which hit back by accusing Doha of supporting “terrorism.”

Qatar responded by recalling its ambassador to Cairo for consultations.

But Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said he was committed to seeing a stable Egypt, despite the recent tensions.

“My policy is to make sure that if there is anything that I can help to stabilize the situation in Egypt I will do so,” the Emir said during a trip to Washington.–AFP