Turkey To Sell Drones To Egypt, Strengthening Bilateral Relations
Turkey and Egypt have made a significant decision to work together more closely. After many years of not having strong relations, they have started talking and cooperating more. This change is big news because these countries haven’t been close for almost ten years.
The Turkish Foreign Minister, Hakan Fidan, shared some important news. He said that Turkey has agreed to provide Egypt with advanced drones.
Drones are like small aircraft without pilots, controlled from the ground, and can be used for many purposes, including security.
This announcement came just before an important visit. The President of Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan, plans to visit Egypt on February 14. This visit is special because it’s the first time he’s going to Egypt since 2012. He will meet with the Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
The two leaders have a lot to talk about. They plan to discuss many important issues like trade, energy, and security. These discussions are crucial for both countries to work together and improve their relationship.
The relationship between Turkey and Egypt wasn’t always smooth. It became strained after the 2013 removal of Egypt’s former Muslim Brotherhood president, Mohamed Morsy.
However, last year, they decided to start improving their relations. They even brought back their ambassadors, showing they were serious about working together again.
In recent times, there were some important meetings between the leaders of Turkey and Egypt. They met at the 2022 FIFA World Cup and also at the grand G20 Summit hosted by India (Bharat).
These meetings helped them to understand each other better and to agree on strengthening their relationship.
The Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan highlighted the importance of having strong ties with Egypt, especially for security in the Mediterranean region.
His visit to Egypt last October and his discussions with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry were steps towards building a stronger partnership between the two countries. This latest agreement to provide drones is a big step in their growing relationship.