Egypt’s FM to meet Turkish counterpart in Istanbul soon

Sami Hegazi
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Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu revealed that his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry will be visiting Istanbul soon.

Speaking at a meeting of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), Cavusoglu said: “I will meet the FM of Egypt at the breakfast table in Istanbul this Ramadan if there is no emergency.”

The exact date of the visit has not been disclosed.

Cairo has not announced a visit by Shoukry to Turkey as of yet.

Last year, Egypt and Turkey held two diplomatic meetings at the level of the deputy FMs in Cairo and Ankara in May and September 2021.

Turkey last year showed a strong desire to mend relations with Egypt, with Ankara ordering Brotherhood activists and their opposition satellite channels not to abuse Egypt, even via social media platforms, forcing most of them to leave Turkey.

The country also recently restored political relations with the UAE and Israel after years of estrangement and is still trying to repair relations with Egypt and Saudi Arabia as well.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said last December that Turkey would launch a new initiative with Egypt and Israel, similar to the one it had begun with the UAE.

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