CAIRO

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said the position of the Saudi-led bloc on relations with Qatar remains unchanged.  

“I affirm that nothing has changed,” al-Sisi said in a reply to a question at the closing session of a youth forum in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Tuesday.  

“There are efforts being exerted and we hope this effort will succeed,” he said, without giving further details.  

“We are talking about building confidence and healthy relations.”  

Qatar has been facing a Saudi-led blockade since 2017 when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and trade

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