Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will make an official visit to Egypt on Saturday, the ministry announced Friday. The first visit in almost a decade by a Turkish foreign minister, it follows a landmark visit to Türkiye recently by Egypt’s top diplomat.
Relations between the two countries have long been frozen, before an unprecedented handshake in Qatar between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi during a World Cup visit to the Gulf country by both leaders.
Çavuşoğlu is scheduled to meet his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry. Other details of his itinerary were not announced.