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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) meets with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi (L) as part of the G20 Leaders' Summit in New Delhi, India on September 10, 2023. /CFP

Türkiye’s Erdogan holds talks with Egypt’s el-Sisi at G20 summit

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Sunday on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in New Delhi, India.

The meeting was the first following a decade-long rift between the two countries, and it comes as both Cairo and Ankara are undertaking steps to strengthen relations between the two nations.

According to the Egyptian presidency, the two leaders stressed the importance of advancing relations between the two countries and building on the tangible progress in order to resume various mechanisms of bilateral cooperation.

They also expressed keenness to strengthen regional cooperation so as to contribute to safeguarding security and stability in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

The Turkish presidency on its part pointed out that the meeting also addressed efforts to increase trade volume, new cooperation in the field of energy and regional and other global issues.

It noted that President Erdogan expressed his belief that “bilateral relations will reach the level they deserve as soon as possible.”

The Turkish president also underlined that Ankara attaches importance to reviving cooperation in the fields of LNG, nuclear energy, culture and education.

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