Turkish Foreign Minister in Cairo
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, "Turkey and Egypt, as the two powerful countries in their region, are making intense efforts to ensure regional peace", Anadolu Agency reported
Davutoglu, who is currently paying an official visit to Cairo as the guest of his Egyptian counterpart Ahmed Ali Aboul Gheit, highlighted importance of the bilateral relations between Turkey and Egypt.
"I held a meeting with President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt earlier in the day. I informed President Mubarak on my recent visits aiming to ease the tension between Syria and Iraq. He extended his support to Turkey's initiatives to ensure regional peace," he said.
Referring to the economic and commercial relations between the two countries, Davutoglu said, "our trade volume with Egypt has been continuously increasing since 2007. It reached 5 billion USD. Turkish businessmen have made significant investments in Egypt."
He also met with Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa.
Davutoglu is set to partake in a fast-breaking dinner to be hosted in his honor by Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Ali Aboul Gheit later in the day.