Egypt’s El-Sisi, Turkiye’s Erdogan agree on reinstating ambassadors

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Egypt President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed on “the immediate start of upgrading diplomatic relations, exchanging ambassadors,” Egypt’s presidency said in a statement on Monday.

El-Sisi spoke with Erdogan in a phone call to congratulate him on his presidential win.

Egypt’s foreign minister Sameh Shoukry visited Turkiye in April and met his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, the two parties agreed then on specific time frame to raise the level of diplomatic relations and to prepare for a summit between the two presidents.

The presidents may meet in person again after Turkiye’s May 14 election, Cavusoglu said in April.

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