30/12/2020–|Last updated: 12/30/202008:24 PM (Makkah)
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that his country and Egypt are seeking to define a roadmap regarding their bilateral relations, noting that intelligence communication between the two countries continues to strengthen relations.
In response to journalists’ questions today, Wednesday, after evaluating the performance of his ministry during the year 2020 which is nearing completion; He explained that communication with Egypt at the intelligence level continues to strengthen relations, and dialogue is based on the level of the two foreign ministries, indicating that there are efforts to move according to the principle of non-conflict in international forums.
“Communication between the two countries is also taking place through their representatives in Ankara and Cairo,” he added, noting that he met his Egyptian counterpart last year in international meetings, and that they stressed the need to work on a roadmap for the two countries’ relations.
On the recent visit of the Egyptian delegation to Libya, Cavusoglu explained that Cairo sent a delegation to Libya after a long time, and that this visit was not related to the visit of Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar to Libya.
“It is not possible for Egypt to have knowledge of the Turkish defense minister’s visit to Libya. It is natural for events in Libya to affect its neighbor, Egypt, such as Turkey’s impact from developments in Syria and Iraq.”
“We seek with Egypt to move according to the principle of non-conflict in international forums. For example, Egypt raised its objections on some issues at the last meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.”
And he added, “Turkey is communicating with the eastern side in Libya; the special representative of the Tobruk Parliament Speaker visited Turkey, and before that, Tobruk Parliament Speaker Aqila Saleh intended to send his deputy to Turkey, but this visit did not take place.”