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Egypt reopens airspace to Qatari flights

Egypt will reopen its airspace to Qatari flights following the resumption of relations after a summit in Saudi Arabia.

Civil Aviation Authority chief Ashraf Nowair said Egypt had officially lifted the ban on Qatari flights, according to the Al-Ahram news site.

The Gulf Cooperation Council and Egypt signed an agreement on 5 January that effectively restored ties with Qatar.

So far, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have announced the reopening of their airspace to Qatari flights.

In mid-2017, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and their ally Egypt had cut diplomatic, trade and travel ties with Qatar over accusations that it sponsored terrorism, which Qatar denied.