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Egyptian, Turkish FMs Hold Talks in Ankara to Boost Bilateral Ties | Sada Elbalad


Sat 20 Apr 2024 | 01:05 PM

On Saturday, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry embarked on a key diplomatic visit to Turkey, initiating his agenda with closed-door discussions with Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan. These talks represent a pivotal moment in the ongoing efforts to enhance bilateral relations between the two regional powers.

Ahmed Abu Zeid, spokesperson for Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, highlighted the significance of these meetings in a statement released on the X social media platform this Saturday. “The discussions are part of a concerted effort to advance relations between Egypt and Turkey across all levels, with a focus on joint coordination concerning regional and international challenges,” Abu Zeid noted.

Following the initial talks with Minister Fidan, Shoukry’s schedule includes a high-profile meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This series of meetings underscores the intensive diplomatic engagement aimed at deepening the bilateral and diplomatic ties between the two nations.

The spokesperson elaborated that Shoukry’s visit aligns with the broader strategy of both Egypt and Turkey to accelerate cooperation and elevate the quality of their bilateral relationships. This strategy stems from commitments made during recent high-level discussions held in Cairo, which set the framework for ongoing collaboration.

Moreover, the meetings are set to cover extensive discussions on strategic cooperation and consultation strategies to tackle various regional and international challenges and crises. This visit marks a significant step in reinvigorating Egyptian-Turkish relations, reflecting both nations’ intentions to stabilize and enrich their interactions on the international stage.