Turkey's FM meets Egypt's Mubarak in Cairo

Davutoglu was shuttling between Iraq and Syria last week in an attempt to mend growing tension between the two countries following Iraqi charges.

Turkey's FM meets Egypt's Mubarak in Cairo

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was received by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak as part of his official visit to Cairo, Anadolu news agency said Wednesday.

Davutoglu was shuttling between Iraq and Syria last week in an attempt to mend growing tension between the two countries following Iraqi charges.

Following the meeting, Davutoglu and his Egyptian counterpart Ahmed Ali Aboul Gheit held a joint news conference.

Both ministers said that the trade volume between the two countries reached to 5 billion USD.

When asked about Turkey's recent move to mediate between Syria and Iraq, Davutoglu said that Turkey wanted to fulfill its responsibilities stemming from its history.

Meanwhile, an article by Davutoglu was published by today's Al-Ahram newspaper.

Davutoglu said in his article that Turkey-Egypt trade volume had been increasing since 2007.

"We, from time to time, face very serious jeopardies while dealing with the problems in the Middle East," he said. Davutoglu said that good relations between Turkey and Egypt would also have constructive impacts on the whole region.

Last week, Iraq recalled its ambassador to Syria and demanded the Syrian government hand over former senior Baath party members for their alleged role in recent deadly truck bombings in Baghdad.

A few hours later Syria recalled its ambassador to Iraq, and a foreign ministry statement said Damascus "categorically rejects the statement of the spokesman of the Iraqi government regarding the bloody attacks in Baghdad."



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Last Mod: 03 Eylül 2009, 12:15
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