Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, is set to travel to Ankara on Saturday to participate in the inauguration ceremony of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Ahmed Abu Zeid, the official spokesperson for the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated that Shoukry will head to the Turkish capital, Ankara, on the directive of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, to represent Egypt at Erdoğan’s inauguration ceremony.
The spokesperson further clarified that the Foreign Minister’s participation highlights the recent developments in the trajectory of Egyptian-Turkish relations, as both nations are keen on fully restoring their bilateral ties in a manner that fulfills the aspirations of both the Egyptian and Turkish people.
Erdoğan recently secured a new presidential term in Turkey after winning 52.2% of the votes in the second round of the presidential elections, defeating his opponent, Kemal Kilicdaroglu.
Leaders of several countries are expected to attend Erdoğan’s inauguration ceremony, according to Fahrettin Altun, the head of communications at the Turkish Presidential Administration.
Erdoğan will take the constitutional oath under the parliamentary dome and will pay a visit to the Ataturk Mausoleum. A dinner will also be held, and Altun expects Erdogan to announce a new cabinet by the end of the ceremony.
Moscow will be represented at the ceremony by the Chairman of the State Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin.