Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan has stressed the need to move forward in fully restoring relations between Ankara and Cairo. This statement came during a phone call between Fidan and his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, on Sunday, according to a statement from the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The official Twitter page of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that Shoukry made a phone call to his Turkish counterpart to congratulate him on assuming his new role.
It is worth mentioning that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed last month on the importance of immediately elevating the level of diplomatic relations and exchanging ambassadors, following Erdogan’s victory in the recent presidential elections.
Over the past decade, Egyptian-Turkish relations have experienced a political stalemate, although economic ties have continued. Diplomatic representation between the two countries reached its lowest point, but less than two years ago, talks of rapprochement began to emerge.