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Egypt: There was more obscenity in Erdogan's statements

Egypt: There was more obscenity in Erdogan's statements

The Turkish President makes an official visit to Egypt Recep Tayyip ErdoganHe was received at the presidential palace in Cairo by his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Aziz Sisi opened.

In their statements after the meeting, the two leaders expressed their intention to revive the problematic relations between Egypt and Turkey until recently, and focused mainly on strengthening economic relations between them and the war in Gaza, and highlighting the points of convergence in their views. In their joint statements to journalists, Erdogan and Sisi He did not refer to issues related to the delimitation of maritime jurisdiction areas in the eastern Mediterranean.

Turkish President Sisi described him as his “brother” and invited him to visit Ankara, saying that it would be a turning point in relations between the two countries. “we are trying To advance Turkish-Egyptian relations to the level they deserve. We also see that the Egyptian side has the same will. I told my dear brother that I was waiting for him in Ankara at the first opportunity. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “I believe this will be a new turning point in our relations.”

For his part, the Egyptian President said: “I look forward to responding to President Erdogan’s invitation to visit Turkey next April.” The two presidents also had the opportunity to evaluate developments in Libya, Sudan and Somalia. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, “We fully support the territorial integrity of these countries,” stressing, “We are determined to increase our contacts with Egypt for the sake of peace and security.”

Following the meeting, the two presidents signed a joint statement regarding the resumption of meetings of the high-level Strategic Cooperation Council between Egypt and Turkey. The Council will meet every two years, alternately in Türkiye and Egypt.

Referring to developments in the war in the Gaza Strip, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, “Netanyahu continues the policy of occupation, destruction, and massacres unabated, despite the reactions.”


He added: “Efforts to expel the people of Gaza from their lands are invalid to us. We appreciate Egypt’s firm position on this matter. The Islamic world and the international community, especially the United Nations Security Council, must not allow such madness.” The Turkish President added: “We are Readiness to cooperate with Egypt for the recovery and reconstruction of Gaza in the medium term.”

In the same context, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi expressed Egypt’s interest in providing humanitarian aid to Gaza, and agreed with his Turkish counterpart in favor of establishing a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders. He said: “When we talk with Mr. Erdogan, we particularly hope for a ceasefire and the declaration of a Palestinian state as soon as possible.” Possible. Egypt and Turkey can achieve very good results in Gaza by uniting efforts. I agree with the Turkish President on the need for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and calming tensions in the West Bank.

The two presidents set the goal of raising the annual trade volume between Egypt and Turkey to 15 billion dollars from the current 10 billion.


Referring to bilateral trade relations, Sisi noted, “Egypt is Turkey’s largest trading partner in North Africa. Our relations with Turkey are growing day by day.”

“The defense industry is a field with great potential. Egypt is making significant investments in this sector. We can implement joint projects by uniting efforts with Egypt,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

Erdogan's visit is the first by a Turkish president to Egypt in 12 years, as Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems determined to open a “new page” in relations with the Egyptian president, whom he described as a coup plotter and a murderer after the coup that overthrew Mohamed Morsi. . After the presidential elections that took place last May and Erdogan's re-election in Turkey, information leaked from Turkish sources indicating that Sisi was about to visit Ankara, a visit that did not take place in the end, and instead Erdogan was scheduled to visit Cairo today. The ice between the two presidents began to break in November 2022, after they shook hands on the sidelines of the World Cup in Qatar and the mutual appointment of ambassadors from the two countries last summer.

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