Qatar, Morocco Seal Normal Ties after World Cup Spat
Qatar's minister of state for foreign affairs, Ahmad bin Abdullah al-Mahmud, met Morocco's ambassador on Tuesday upon his return to Doha, sealing a normalization in ties between the two Arab states.
Morocco's King Mohammed VI and Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani decided to normalize relations when they met on the sidelines of an extraordinary summit of the Arab League in Cairo on October 21.
Ambassador Mohammed Larbi Dila told AFP that his talks with the minister of state had covered "relations between two brother countries and the means to promote them."
"The meeting was good and fraternal," he added.
Moroccan television reported that the king told his ambassador to Doha to resume his post "immediately".
Rabat had recalled its ambassador in June after Qatar voted in favor of Germany hosting the 2006 football World Cup, rather than support the Moroccan bid – DOHA (AFP)
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