Egyptian FM to attend Turkish President Erdogan's inauguration

Ahram Online , Saturday 3 Jun 2023

Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry is heading to Ankara to attend the inauguration of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Saturday, representing Egypt on behalf of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

Shoukry, Erdogan
Ragab tayeb Erdogan, Sameh Shoukry


"The visit is a reflection of the progress in Egyptian-Turkish relations in recent times, as both countries have demonstrated a keenness for fully restoring their bilateral relations to a normal state," Shoukry said in a statement.

Following Erdoğan's re-election last week, El-Sisi and Erdoğan swiftly decided to upgrade diplomatic relations between the two countries, including the exchange of ambassadors.

During a phone call, the two presidents emphasized their shared intention to strengthen ties and enhance cooperation, according to the Egyptian presidential spokesperson.

Additionally, they expressed a desire to foster economic cooperation and coordination on regional issues, including matters concerning Palestine, Libya and Syria.

Last month, Cairo and Ankara reached an agreement on a timeline for upgrading diplomatic relations, as announced by Shoukry in a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu during an official visit to Ankara.

The efforts to normalize relations between the two countries come after a decade of strained ties. 

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