Meeting with Egypt critical to solution in Syria: Erdogan

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan answered some questions from journalists on the plane upon his return from the G20 Leaders Summit. Asked about his meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the summit, Erdogan stated that there were positive developments between the two countries and that this situation would also have positive results on the normalization with Syria.

Meeting with Egypt critical to solution in Syria: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan answered the questions of journalists on his flight back to India. Turkish President held an important meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi within the scope of the G20 Leaders Summit held in India's capital New Delhi.

Erdogan answered journalists' questions on how his meeting with Egyptian President Sisi went.

"The improvement of our relations can lead to positive results in many regional issues, especially in Syria," Erdogan said.

"Together, we will bring the relations between Türkiye and Egypt to the level they deserve as soon as possible. Both countries have great potential in economy and trade. We will work to double our mutual trade volume," he added.

MEETING WITH PUTIN

President Erdogan stated that he would like to speak again with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the coming days.

"During our visit to Sochi on Monday, we discussed these issues at length with Putin. He said that the West has not kept its promises to him. He mentioned that he would send 1 million tonnes of grain in the first stage. We planned to send 1 million tonnes of grain to poor African countries as Qatar-Türkiye-Russia, especially during our meeting with Lavrov today," Erdogan emphasized.

"We will take our steps by reviewing this export we intend to make. Previously, 33 million tonnes of grain was shipped. We offered to relieve the least developed African countries by increasing this amount again. I will discuss this issue with Putin again on the phone, it is useful to relieve the least developed African countries by increasing this amount," he added.

Source: Newsroom

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