On Wednesday, Turkey and Egypt concluded their second round of exploratory consultations in Ankara by agreeing to continue the talks.
The two countries’ “desire to make progress in areas under discussion and the need for further steps to facilitate normalization of their relations” was re-affirmed, according to a joint statement by the Turkish and Egyptian foreign ministries on Wednesday.
Furthermore, the statement also said Turkish and Egyptian officials had “addressed bilateral issues as well as a number of regional topics, such as the situation in Libya, Syria, Palestine, and the Eastern Mediterranean.”
The second round of consultations on September 7-8, between delegations headed by Turkish Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sedat Önal and his Egyptian counterpart Hamdi Loza, was held in Ankara.
Since 2013, ties between the two countries have been carried out at the level of charge d’affaires.