The first official visit from Egypt to Turkey in 11 years takes place

The first official visit from Egypt to Turkey in 11 years takes place
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Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry was hosted in Ankara. In a joint statement with Shoukry, Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu referred to Egypt as a "brother country" and said that the relationship will be elevated to the ambassadorial level.

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry made a visit to Turkey, marking the first official visit in 11 years.

After the meeting between Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, a joint press conference was held.

Cavusoglu emphasized the importance of cooperation between the two countries for regional stability, highlighting the need for stability in Syria, and serious steps for permanent peace in the country. He also stated that Turkey will work more closely with Egypt on the issue of Libya.

Cavusoglu stated that concrete steps have been taken to elevate representation to the ambassadorial level and that a joint statement will be issued in the near future to inform the public of these steps. He also announced that citizens of both countries will be encouraged to develop tourism.

Shoukry expressed the desire for relations between the two countries to reach the highest level and stated that they agreed on the opening of diplomatic representations.


Answering questions from the press, Cavusoglu said that statements on this issue would be made simultaneously by both countries.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said, "We have a joint will regarding Libya. We agree on the establishment of a government that reflects the will of the people and the preservation of Libya's territorial integrity."

Shoukry also announced that a meeting at the presidential level would be on the agenda.