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President Sisi to Visit Ankara for Strategic Cooperation with Turkey

Sun 28 Apr 2024 | 08:03 PM

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is scheduled to visit Ankara this week, accepting an invitation from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to Asharq Business reports.

 The visit is set to focus on enhancing bilateral cooperation and discussing a ceasefire in Gaza. It will also include the inaugural meeting of the High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council between Egypt and Turkey, marking a significant step in diplomatic relations between the two nations.

Anticipated outcomes of the visit include the signing of new cooperation agreements, which underline a significant thaw in relations after a decade of tensions. This diplomatic re-engagement gained momentum following a meeting last week in Istanbul between Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, President Erdogan, and Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan.

Relations between Cairo and Ankara have improved considerably after years of strain, largely due to political discord following events in Egypt in 2013. Erdogan’s visit to Cairo this February, his first since 2012, was a clear indication of warming ties.

The upcoming talks in Ankara are expected to not only further diplomatic and economic relations but also potentially influence broader regional stability efforts, highlighting the importance of renewed dialogue between these two key regional players.