Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday that Turkey has taken steps to normalize ties with Egypt and both the countries “will appoint ambassadors at the right time.”
Briefing reporters after a NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, Cavusoglu said Ankara and Cairo have taken numerous steps to restore ties and said that a new charge d’affaires “will replace the existing one,” whose term in office has expired.
Cavusoglu reiterated that when the “ambassadors were appointed it will be done reciprocally by the governments of Turkey and Egypt.”
Turkey has accelerated efforts to fix its ties not only with Egypt but also with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab nations after years of tension.
Turkish President Recep Tayyp Erdogan had recently visited UAE for the first time in nearly a decade, as ties improve between the two countries.
Turkey and UAE have suffered from years of difficult relations, backing opposing sides in regional conflicts, and sparring on other issues such as gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean.
Erdogan also has a plan to visit Saudi Arabia.
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