Al-Sisi and Erdogan confirmed, during a phone call, the strengthening of relations and cooperation between the two sides
A statement by the Egyptian presidency stated, on Monday, that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, decided to immediately start upgrading diplomatic relations and exchanging ambassadors.
A spokesman for the Egyptian presidency said in a statement that Sisi and Erdogan affirmed, during a phone call, “the depth of the historical ties that bind the two countries and the Egyptian and Turkish peoples, and they agreed to strengthen the bonds of relations and cooperation between the two sides.”
The statement indicated that Sisi congratulated Erdogan during the call on his victory in the presidential elections and his re-election as president of Turkey for a new presidential term.
The Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, visited the Turkish capital, Ankara, on April 13, at the invitation of his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu.
The visit came as a continuation of the discussions that took place during the Turkish Foreign Minister’s visit to Cairo last March. The talks between Cairo and Ankara centered on ways to enhance bilateral relations between the two countries.
And last month, Ankara hinted at the possibility of progress regarding the return of the ambassadors of both countries to their work, after severing relations ten years ago.
Cavusoglu visited Cairo last month after 10 years of severing diplomatic relations.
Shoukry also visited Turkey at the end of February to express Egypt’s solidarity after the devastating earthquake and subsequent tremors that claimed the lives of more than 50,000 people in Turkey and Syria.
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