March 1, 2024

Turkiye, Egypt set to re-appoint ambassadors “in coming months”

Turkiye and Egypt have disclosed a plan to restore full diplomatic ties and re-appoint ambassadors mutually “in coming months”.

The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu disclosed this on Monday November 28, 2022.

“Ankara and Cairo may re-start diplomatic consultations led by deputy foreign ministers as part of a normalization process “soon,” Cavusoglu told reporters in Ankara.
Intelligence delegations from the two sides met in Egypt over the weekend, said a regional source with knowledge of the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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The second source, a senior Turkish official, said “significant” discussions had begun between them, and Turkey and Egypt are set to begin talks on military, political and commercial issues including energy projects.

Turkish government officials did not comment when asked about the Egypt meeting. Egypt’s foreign ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

After years of tension, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan shook hands with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in Qatar this month in what was described by the Egyptian presidency as a new start in bilateral relations.

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