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Qatar deposits $2 billion to support Egyptian economy

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Qatar said on Saturday it would deposit $2 billion at the Egyptian Central Bank in an effort to help support an economy battered by a year and a half of political turmoil, an Egyptian presidency statement said.

August 12, 2012 10:30 by



Qatar said on Saturday it would deposit $2 billion at the Egyptian Central Bank in an effort to help support an economy battered by a year and a half of political turmoil, an Egyptian presidency statement said.

The oil-rich Gulf state’s Emir, Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, visited Cairo and held talks with newly elected Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

“The state of Qatar has decided to deposit $2 billion at the Egyptian Central Bank,” said the presidency statement.

(Reporting By Tamim Elyan)



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