18 November 2012

Egyptian-Turkish Summit in Cairo Launches New Era of Strategic Cooperation

President Mohamed Morsi received on Saturday 17/11/2012 Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who arrived in Cairo yesterday on a two day visit to Egypt to activate cooperation programs signed by the two countries and expanding commercial and investment cooperation.

Egyptian Turkish talks dealt with the current situation in Gaza, and coordination of efforts to halt aggression. The two leaders held an evening session during which they signed a number of bilateral agreements.

Turkey will work with Egypt to support the Palestinian people, vowed Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoga.

Erdogan said that he was glad that the Egyptian government intends to cooperate with Turkey, asserting his country's support for Egypt at all stages of the political and economic transition that the country is going through.

Meanwhile, ‬ Presidency announced holding 27 bilateral agreements. As many as 7 agreements were signed ‮during the talks that held yesterday ‬and the rest will be signing today between the concerned ministers. These agreements represent different sectors in joint cooperation between the two countries ‮. ‬

For his part, Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr has stressed the importance of promoting Egyptian-Turkish cooperation in all fields.

During his talks with visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu at the foreign ministry's headquarters on Saturday, the two ministers reviewed cooperation agreements which are to be signed during Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Egypt today, said Foreign Ministry Spokesman Amr Roshdi.

The two sides also discussed promoting bilateral cooperation in the agriculture and civil aviation domains, he added.

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