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Qatar’s Emir has received a warm welcome after arriving in Egypt today for the 26th Arab League summit.
This is one of the first meetings of the two heads of state, whose countries have been at odds in the past two years due to differing politics, most recently about what should be done to ease the political crisis in Libya.
Today, the leaders apparently discussed “means of strengthening Arab solidarity” and “regional and international issues of interest to both countries.”
The two-day Arab summit comes on the heels of the beginning of a Saudi Arabia-led military campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen.
The airstrikes were supported by Qatar and eight other Arab countries, and the political situation in Yemen is likely to headline discussions at this year’s summit.
According to Al Arabiya, other leaders in Egypt for the meeting include embattled Yemeni president Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi, Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud and Sudanese president Omar Al-Bashir.
In addition to Yemen, other agenda items include ISIS and Libya. Al Arabiya added:
“The summit is also expected to focus on creating an Arab military force to fight against extremist militants or their rival Iran, a project foreign ministers have already signed a draft agreement in the Arab League meeting on Thursday.”