Egypt, Turkiye reestablish diplomatic relations after 10 years

10:17 PM | 4 Jul, 2023
Egypt, Turkiye reestablish diplomatic relations after 10 years

For the first time in ten years, Egypt and Turkiye have named ambassadors to each other's capitals to reestablish normal diplomatic ties, their foreign ministries said on Tuesday.

After Mohamed Mursi, a supporter of Ankara and the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, was overthrown by Egypt's then-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in 2013, ties between the two countries deteriorated. Turkiye's ambassador was expelled from Egypt, and Ankara was charged with supporting groups aiming to destabilise the nation.

Since then, they have been without ambassadors, despite the fact that al-Sisi, the current president of Egypt, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish counterpart, decided to restore them in May.

According to a joint statement from the foreign ministries, Amr Elhamamy will represent Egypt in Ankara and Salih Mutlu Sen will represent Turkiye in Cairo.

Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan stated after the announcement that the appointments represented a significant turning point in the normalisation of ties.

"Our relations will now swiftly advance in all areas, including politics and the economy. This is the president's and the government's wish,'' Fidan said during a press conference.

As Turkiye pursued closer connections with Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Israel, and Saudi Arabia, talks between senior foreign ministry officials in Ankara and Cairo started in 2021.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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