Egypt has announced that it will end this week with visas on arrival for the citizens of Qatar, accused by Cairo and other Arab countries to support terrorism.
The move, which will take effect on Thursday, will not apply to spouses of Egyptians or students, who will be entitled to a tourist visa upon arrival in the territory, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid .
The decision was announced on Monday as Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Choukri met with his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah, who is trying to mediate in this unprecedented crisis in the Gulf.
Choukri insisted that Qatar must respond to requests from Arab countries to lift the embargo imposed on them since June 5, according to a statement from the ministry.
Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain provided Doha with a list of 13 requests, including stopping its support for the Muslim Brotherhood movements or closing the Al Jazeera television channel.
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