Türkiye, Egypt reappoint ambassadors to upgrade diplomatic ties

World Tuesday 04/July/2023 17:50 PM
By: Xinhua
Türkiye, Egypt reappoint ambassadors to upgrade diplomatic ties
A screen grab of tweet announcing the mutual appointment of ambassadors by Türkiye and Egypt.

ANKARA/CAIRO: Türkiye and Egypt have appointed ambassadors to each other's capitals to restore normal diplomatic relations.

Türkiye has nominated Salih Mutlu Sen as its ambassador in Cairo, and Egypt has nominated Amr Elhamamy as its ambassador in Ankara, the two foreign ministries said in a joint statement on Tuesday.

The step is aimed at normalizing ties between the two countries, and reflects the mutual willingness to promote relations in the interests of the two people, said the statement.

Turkiye's relations with Egypt turned sour after former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was ousted in July 2013 and his Türkiye-backed Muslim Brotherhood group was outlawed.

On May 29, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to upgrade diplomatic relations between the two countries and exchange ambassadors.