Egypt’s foreign mister and his Turkish counterpart have held talks in Cairo for the first time since diplomatic ties ruptured 10 years ago.
Top Egyptian, Turkish diplomats hold talks in Cairo
Egypt’s foreign minister says talks with Turkey on the possibility of restoring ties at the ambassadorial level would happen at “the appropriate time” during the first visit to Cairo by Turkey’s top diplomat since ties ruptured a decade ago.
At a joint news conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey would upgrade its diplomatic relations with Egypt to ambassador level “as soon as possible”.
“I’m very glad that we are taking concrete steps for normalising relations with Egypt … We will do our best not to rupture our ties again in future,” Cavusoglu said.
Shoukry said: “We will come to talks (on restoring ambassadors) at the appropriate time, depending on the positive results it brings.”