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Egypt delegation to travel to Turkey for follow up talks

Egyptian flag [OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images]
Egyptian flag [OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images]

A senior Egyptian delegation is planning to visit Turkey to follow up on ongoing talks between the two countries aimed at reaching a "joint vision" on regional issues, Arabi21 reported yesterday.

According to informed sources, Egypt and Turkey are working to mend relations after years of tensions.

The sources said the delegation will discuss Libya, the demarcation of maritime borders and normalisation of ties between the two sides.

This comes after a Turkish delegation visited Egypt in May and carried out "exploratory" discussions with officials there.

Relations between the two states were strained in 2013 after then Defence Minister-turned President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi carried out a military coup and ousted Egypt's first democratically elected President, Mohamed Morsi. They were further damaged when Egypt joined a coalition of mainly Gulf states imposed a siege on Qatar. Turkey supported Doha, providing it with military and other backing.

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