ARAB ANTI-TERROR QUARTET WILLING TO EXPAND ALLIANCE: EGYPTIAN OFFICIAL

An Egyptian official said on Friday Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain will expand their anti-terror alliance.

Head of Egypt’s supreme council for regulation of media Makram Mohamed Ahmed said in a press statement that the Arab quartet have consensus to go on with their efforts to combat terrorism and dry up its resources.

His remarks came one day following a meeting of the information ministers of the Arab alliance in Jeddah city of Saudi Arabia.

The official said that the meeting discussed the importance to continue joint media coordination to counter extremism and terrorism in all forms through addressing media campaigns calling for hate speech sponsored by the government of Qatar.

In June, the four countries severed diplomatic ties with Qatar and cut off sea, land and air links to the tiny rich Gulf nation, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism, interfering in their internal affairs and seeking closer ties with Iran, a Saudi rival.

Qatar has strongly denied the charges against it, while rejecting a list of 13 demands put forward by the bloc for resuming diplomatic ties

Source: NAM News Network