Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced today, Monday, that his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, will visit Ankara this week.
He added, in statements reported by the Anatolia Agency, that Ankara and Cairo are approaching the stage of appointing ambassadors.
Last month, Davutoğlu made a visit to Cairo, the first of its kind for a Turkish foreign minister to Egypt in 11 years.
Political will and directives
The foreign ministers of Egypt and Turkey said during the visit that there is “political will and directives” to launch a path towards full normalization of relations between the two countries.
It is noteworthy that relations between the two countries have been strained since 2013, before they launched “exploratory talks” from Cairo in May 2021.
Sameh Shoukry and Cavusoglu
In July of the same year, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that there was no reason to raise the level of relations with Egypt, and he later confirmed his country’s endeavor to normalize relations with Egypt.