Shoukry arrives in Adana, meets Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu



Mon, 27 Feb 2023 - 12:04 GMT


Mon, 27 Feb 2023 - 12:04 GMT

CAIRO – 27 February 2023:  Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry arrived in Turkey, Monday where he was welcomed by his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu at Adana International Airport.



Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said on Twitter that both officials held bilateral talks sessions in Adana.

Shortly latter, Shokry and Cavusoglu headed to Mersin port to receive Egypt’s sixth shipment of relief materials as part of the Egyptian efforts to help deal with the consequences of devastating earthquake that left more than 48,000 people dead in both of Turkey and Syria.



Earlier in the day, Shoukry embarked on a tour of Syria and Turkey with the aim of conveying Egypt's solidarity message with both countries which were hit by a devastating quake on February 6.





In Syria, Shoukry was received by Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal al Meqdad upon his arrival, as the two top diplomats held bilateral talks, according to Abu Zeid

Shoukry also meet with Syrian President Bashar al-Asad, as he expressed his happiness visiting Syria.

Shoukry also conveyed a message of solidarity from President Abdel Fattah al Sisi to the Syrian president to confirm solidarity with Syria and Egypt’s readiness to continue its support to face the effects of the earthquake, Syrian News Agency, SANA reported.

Syrian President Bashar al Assad has greatly appreciated President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's telephone call after the earthquake that hit Syria.

During meeting with Shoukry, al-Assad thanked ‘Egypt and its great people for hosting the Syrian refugees and treating them as brothers’, Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Abu Zeid tweeted.




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