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Egypt’s FM Says Cyprus, Greece Not Upset With Egyptian-Turkish Rapprochement

Egypt’s FM Says Cyprus, Greece Not Upset With Egyptian-Turkish Rapprochement

Monday, 14 June, 2021 - 09:15
Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. (KUNA)

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has reassured that Greece and Cyprus are not upset with the Egyptian-Turkish rapprochement.

Cyprus and Greece are not upset with such rapprochement, he said Shukry, adding: “We are informing them about all the developments in the Eastern Mediterranean region.”

On Egyptian-Turkish relations, the foreign minister said Egypt is assessing Turkish policies hoping for the removal of all obstacles that hinder building mutual relations.

Egypt is working on exploring how Ankara is ready to have relations with Cairo on a proper basis and its compliance with international law, the minister added.

Regarding Libya, the eastern Mediterranean, and the Muslim Brotherhood, Shoukry said these matters are of great significance for Egypt's security and stability.

He also stressed the importance for Ankara to distance itself from anything that destabilizes Egypt.

The FM pointed out that if Turkey did not extradite Muslim Brotherhood members to Egypt or close Brotherhood-affiliated TV channels, the situation would be more difficult, saying all these policies are being monitored and ties could be established in case of any progress.

On Qatar, Shoukry said Egypt is implementing the decisions reached at the summit in AlUla, saying that committees have been formed to restore Egyptian-Qatari ties.

He reaffirmed that Egypt always seeks to be on good terms with its regional and international partners.

Regarding the invitation of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to visit Doha, the minister said such a trip would take place at the appropriate time.

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