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Egyptian foreign ministry summons Qatari ambassador

By-Ahram

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Monday ,06 January 2014

Egyptian foreign ministry summons Qatari ambassador

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned Qatar’s ambassador to Egypt, Saif Moqadam Al-Boenain, for a meeting, according to a statement by a ministry spokesman on Saturday.

The statement did not explain the reason for the move.
 
Earlier on Saturday, Qatar issued a statement criticising a crackdown by Egyptian security forces on Islamist protesters in recent months.
 
Qatar was a close ally of former president Mohamed Morsi, who hails from the Muslim Brotherhood.
 
Relations between Qatar and Egypt have been strained since the ouster of Morsi in July.