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Turkey’s Erdogan, Egypt’s Sisi discuss energy cooperation at G20 Summit

September 10, 2023 3:22 PM IST

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan met with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the sidelines of a G20 summit in New Delhi on September 10, Erdogan’s office said in a statement.

Erdogan and Sisi discussed bilateral ties and energy cooperation between Turkey and Egypt, as well as regional and global issues, it said.

Egypt and Turkey upgraded their diplomatic relations by appointing ambassadors to each other’s capitals in July after a decade of tension.

Appointment of ambassadors marked a “new era” between Ankara and Cairo, Erdogan told Sisi during their meeting, according to the Turkish presidency’s statement.

The two nations’ relations broke down in 2013 after Egypt’s then-army chief Sisi led the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Mursi, an ally of Ankara.

Erdogan also told Sisi that Turkey attaches importance to reviving cooperation with Egypt in the fields of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and nuclear energy.

(Inputs from Reuters)

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