March 17 (EUROPA PRESS) –
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will visit Egypt this coming Saturday in what is the first trip by a Turkish ministerial official to the country since Ankara decided to cut high-level diplomatic ties with Cairo following the overthrow of the government of Turkey. Egyptian Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in 2013.
Ankara and Cairo have spent the last two years trying to normalize their relations, especially in the commercial field; Efforts that came to fruition in November of last year in front of the public, during the inauguration of the last Soccer World Cup in Qatar, with a personal greeting between the Egyptian president, Abdelfatá al Sisi, and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Ten years earlier, Erdogan had accused Al Sisi of staging a coup “against democracy” by leading the coup against Mursi and outlawing the Muslim Brotherhood, one of the most important Islamist organizations in the world and linked to the ousted president, who died in prison in June 2019.
Both countries took another step in the middle of last month, when the Egyptian foreign minister paid a historic visit to Turkish soil to offer his country’s help in the rescue and reconstruction efforts after the catastrophic earthquakes that killed almost 49,000 in the southern Turkey.
According to the statement from the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, collected by the newspaper ‘Al Ahram’, Cavusoglu will meet with his counterpart, Samé Shukri, to discuss “regional and bilateral relations, as well as issues of international interest.”
After the meeting, both ministers will give a joint press conference to communicate the results of the talks.