Greece to represent Egypt in Qatar after diplomatic break


Egypt has asked Greece to stand as its representative in Qatar after the north African country, along with Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Libya’s eastern-based government and Maldives severed diplomatic ties with Doha.

The request was made and accepted during a telephone conversation between Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, on Monday, the ministry confirmed.

“Greece is at the disposal of all the sides, in order to contribute in any way possible to regional cooperation and stability,” the Greek Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Qatar is being accused of backing militant groups including Islamic State and al-Qaeda. Doha has denied any links.