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Turkiye, Egypt sign joint declaration on cooperation

February 14, 2024 at 8:00 pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) meets his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) during an official visit in Cairo, Egypt on February 14, 2024 [Murat Kula/Anadolu Agency]

Turkiye and Egypt signed a joint declaration on Wednesday, pledging to cooperate in a wide range of areas, including politics, security, trade and culture, Anadolu news agency reported.

The joint declaration on the restructuring of the High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council meetings between the two countries was signed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the Egyptian capital of Cairo.

The declaration, which highlights the deep-rooted, common historical, and cultural ties between Turkiye and Egypt, stressed the commitment of Ankara and Cairo to strengthen their strong relations in all fields to serve the common interests of both countries and peoples, and to enhance solidarity and cooperation to promote peace, stability, and prosperity both in their regions and beyond.

The presidents of the two countries will co-chair future High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council meetings. The Council will convene in Turkiye and Egypt every two years by turns. Coordination of the work and preparation of the agenda for each meeting will be undertaken by the foreign ministers of both countries.

To prepare for the High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council, Joint Planning Group meetings will be held with the co-chairmanship of the foreign ministers of both countries, bringing together senior officials from other relevant ministries and institutions.

As part of the agreement between both countries, cooperation will be carried out in various fields, including “political and diplomatic, economy, trade, banking and financial services, investments, transportation, aviation, maritime, tourism, health and labour, security, military and defence industry, combating all kinds of organised crime and terrorism, culture, education, science and technology, energy, mining, agriculture, environment, forestry, housing and urban transformation, climate change, communication and information, and consular affairs,” according to the declaration.

To enhance cooperation in these fields, the foreign ministers of both countries, along with other relevant ministers, are tasked with the completion of necessary internal procedures to take all necessary measures to prepare the required Memoranda of understanding and agreements to ensure their approval and implementation.

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