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Egypt accepts Turkey request to convene in NY: Spokesperson

Egypt and Turkey will meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Meeting amid strained relations

Ahram Online, Tuesday 23 Sep 2014
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi at the Presidential Palace in Cairo August 2, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt has accepted Turkey's request to convene a bilateral meeting in New York to discuss highly strained relations between both nations, according to an Egyptian foreign ministry spokesman.

Ambassador Badr Abdel-Ati said the meeting will take place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, which will be attended by Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and other Egyptian dignitaries.

"The meeting will be exploratory and all issues shall be discussed," he told Al-Hayat TV late Monday.

Bilateral ties between Egypt and Turkey have significantly worsened following the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood had strong relations with Turkish authorities during his presidency.

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