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Egyptian journalist: Erdogan to visit Egypt to "support the revolution"

February 20, 2014 at 3:33 pm

A leading Egyptian journalist, Ibrahim Al Darrawy, has told Quds Press that Turkey’s Prime Minister, Tayyip Erdogan, is due to pay a visit to Egypt on 21st July. According to Mr Al Darrawy, Erdogan promised a delegation from Egypt’s revolutionary youth which visited Istanbul prior to the recent Turkish elections, that he would be visiting the North African state shortly.

Darrawy said, “Erdogan will visit Cairo to support Egypt’s foreign policy as well as promote economic, political and diplomatic cooperation with Egypt, especially with regard to opening the Rafah border crossing; supporting the Palestinian reconciliation efforts between Hamas and Fatah; and strengthening the Egyptian authorities in dealing with Israel.”
Meanwhile, Turkey’s Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, recently visited Cairo and met with Egyptian officials within the context of preparation for Erdogan’s upcoming visit.