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Turkey, Egypt pledge further talks to normalize ties

September 08, 2021
The talks were held in Ankara over two days and led by the respective deputy foreign ministers. — File courtesy photo
The talks were held in Ankara over two days and led by the respective deputy foreign ministers. — File courtesy photo



ANKARA — Turkey and Egypt agreed on Wednesday to continue talks to normalize ties after wrapping up a second round of discussions meant to address differences, the two countries said in a joint statement.

The talks were held in Ankara over two days and led by the respective deputy foreign ministers.

They marked the second high-level political consultations between the two countries since May, when Egypt hosted a Turkish delegation amid a push by Ankara to ease tensions with countries in the region.

Wednesday's talks addressed bilateral and regional issues, including Libya, Syria, the east Mediterranean, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the countries said in the joint statement.

"The two sides agreed to continue these consultations confirming their desire to make progress in areas under discussion and the need for further steps to facilitate normalization of their relations," it said. — Agencies


September 08, 2021
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