Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced on Wednesday that Türkiye and Israel will mutually reappoint ambassadors.
In a news conference with his Kyrgyz counterpart Jeenbek Kulubaev, Cavusoglu told, “The steps we would take to normalize relations includes mutually reappointing of ambassadors. At the news conference we held with (Israeli Prime Minister Yair) Lapid in this hall, we made a statement that we started the work on the appointment of ambassadors.”
Cavusoglu added, “As a result of these efforts, such a positive step came from Israel. Of course, we, as Türkiye, have decided to appoint an ambassador to Israel, to Tel Aviv.”
After both the countries present the names of the ambassadors, the process will begin, Cavusoglu expressed.
Meanwhile, an announcement that the two states decided to restore full diplomatic ties and reappoint ambassadors and consuls general was also made by Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid.
Lapid stated, “The resumption of relations with Türkiye is an important asset for regional stability and very important economic news for the citizens of Israel.”
In a first by a Turkish foreign minister in 15 years, Cavusoglu visited Israel in May.