Sources: A possible visit for the Turkish president to Egypt
Sources revealed expectations about a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Egypt at the end of this year at the latest.
Erdogan may visit Egypt, after the presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled to be hold next May, as the elections will be held on May 14.
The Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin had talked about the possibility of holding a Turkish-Egyptian summit meeting in the coming period between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Egyptian Abdel Fattah al Sisi.
Kalin stated that it’s possible that the Turkish-Egyptian meetings will be renewed in the coming period, indicating that it is too early to talk about which visit will be first, Erdogan’s visit to Egypt or Sisi’s to Türkiye.
Kalin continued saying, “Before this matter, a lot of preparations must be prepared and the foundations prepared, and within 3 or 4 months, it’s possible for us to take specific, practical, important steps in the relationship with Egypt”.
After years of tension between the two countries, Erdogan shook hands with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi in Qatar, during the opening of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, while a statement by the Egyptian presidency described the meeting as a new beginning in bilateral relations between them.
Erdogan last visited Egypt when he was prime minister of Türkiye in 2011, when he met Field Marshal Muhammad Hussein Tantawi, the head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, back then leading Egypt, after 25th of January public uprising.