Egyptian Deputy Foreign Minister Hamdi Loza will travel to Ankara for the 2nd round of exploratory talks between Turkey and Egypt on 7-8 September, according to a statement by the Turkish and Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The exploratory meeting will be a continuation of the meeting between the delegations of Turkey and Egypt, which was first held on May 5-6, 2021. Prior to this meeting, on April 15, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu declared in a live broadcast that Turkish-Egyptian intelligence channels had been agreed to be maintained. In addition, Çavuşoğlu announced that he could have a meeting with his counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, in the future.
Turkey and Egypt recently made declarations concerning their bilateral ties, implying that relations have entered a process of normalization after more than eight years of political enmity. Both countries sent out positive signals about establishing connections and dialogue, including the prospect of beginning talks to demarcate their maritime borders in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Relations between Turkey and Egypt have a deep-rooted historical background. This interaction between Turkish and Egyptian societies for centuries has differed according to the internal and external political processes experienced in different periods of history.