During the meeting, Samir highlighted the state's dedication to elevating the leather industry and positioning Egypt as a strategic center for leather production at the local, regional, and international levels
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi spoke by phone with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, on Monday, to congratulate him on winning the presidential election and being re-elected for a new term, said Presidential Spokesperson Ahmed Fahmy in a statement.
Erdoğan won another term of presidency after he garnered 52.16 percent of votes in the run-off election that held on Sunday, beating the opposition candidate Kılıçdaroğlu who obtained 47.84 percent of the votes.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said that his government will encourage Turkish companies to increase their investments in Egypt, especially in tourism sector.
"It is time to take concrete steps. During Shoukry's visit, we can take steps to appoint ambassadors,” Çavuşoğlu was quoted as saying in an interview with A Haber T.V. on April 10.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry will hold a visit to the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday fulfilling the invitation of counterpart.
In an interview with A Haber T.V., Çavuşoğlu said that Shoukry will visit Turkey soon, perhaps this week, adding that the details of the visit will be announced next Wednesday, adding that there are developments regarding the return of the ambassadors of the two countries to their work.
"During the calls, the foreign minister expressed his sincere wishes for the Arab and Islamic peoples to enjoy stability and prosperity," said Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid in a statement.
We welcome today’s visit to Cairo by Turkey’s FM Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu for meetings [with] Foreign Minister of Egypt Shoukry, the first such visit in over a decade,” said Jake Sullivan, the White House National Security Advisor to President Joe Biden on Twitter on Saturday.
Both leaders held closed meeting, where they tackled regional and international issues of common interest.
It is scheduled that both FMs will hold a press conference Saturday after their talks.
The assistance came upon President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s directives to support the Syrian and Turkish victims affected by the twin earthquakes (7.8 and 7.5 magnitudes) that claimed the lives of more than 50,000 people since Feb. 6.
Shoukry’s visit to Turkey and Syria is the first visit by an Egyptian foreign minister in a decade.
On Sunday, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that Shoukry will head to Syria and Turkey to extend a message of solidarity to both countries in the wake of the devastating 7.8 magnitude quake, which has killed over 50,000 people and displaced millions.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has hailed Egypt's support to his country to overcome the impact of the earthquake that struck his country on February 6.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry arrived in Turkey, Monday where he was welcomed by his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu at Adana International Airport.
The minister will also affirm Egypt's constant distance to provide assistance and aid to those affected by the disaster, the press statement highlighted.
New Egyptian ship loaded with hundreds of tons of relief materials departed Al-Arish port Friday, per president Abdel Fattah al Sisi directives heading to Turkey and Syria.
Egypt sent on Thursday two military planes carrying medical and humanitarian aid to Turkey for the victims of the deadly 7.8-and-7.4 magnitude earthquakes that hit southern Turkey and Syria on Feb. 16, leaving more than 48,000 people dead.
The Egyptian Armed Forces made the announcement Wednesday.