Egypt’s Sisi, Turkey’s Erdogan Seal Improvement In Bilateral Ties With Handshake


November 21, 2022


Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan shakes hands with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on the sidelines of the World Cup in Doha, Qatar, November 20, 2022. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/PPO/Handout via REUTERS




CAIRO – Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan shook hands in Qatar and described it as a new start in bilateral relations, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement on Monday, after years of tension.

The two leaders were in Qatar for the start of the World Cup soccer tournament.

Reporting by Yasmin Hussein and Mohamed Waly, writing by Lena Masri; Editing by Gareth Jones