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Sisi, Erdogan agree to upgrade diplomatic relations immediately

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi made a phone call to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, where he congratulated Erdogan on his victory in the presidential elections and his re-election as President of Turkey for a new term.

The Turkish President expressed his appreciation for this kind gesture from President Sisi.

The spokesperson for the Egyptian presidency Ahmed Fahmy said that the two presidents affirmed the depth of the historical ties that bind the two countries.

Fahmy added that the two presidents decided to immediately start upgrading diplomatic relations between the two countries and exchange ambassadors.

Erdogan on Sunday announced his victory over rival Kemal Kilicdaroglu in the run-off round in the 2023 Turkish elections in a conference held in Istanbul.

Preliminary results, after counting the majority of the votes, showed Erdogan garnered 52 percent of the vote, while his rival got less than 48 percent – a difference of two million votes.

The Supreme Elections Committee in Turkey has not yet announced the official final results.


Relations with Egypt stand strong

Back in March Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu thanked Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry for his visit to Turkey and his hope to continue exchanging visits between the two countries.

During a joint press conference with Shoukry, Cavusoglu also expressed his thanks to Egypt for the assistance it provided to his country after the earthquake, which reflects the solidarity between the two countries.

He described relations between Turkey and Egypt as “historic” with a basis in a common culture, stressing: “This is why we want to strengthen relations between the two countries, which of course needs help and support from Presidents Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.”


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