Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mr. Ahmet Davutoğlu paid a visit to Egypt on 2-3 July 2012, on the occasion of the Syrian Opposition Conference under the auspices of the Arab League.
Speaking at the conference Foreign Minister Davutoğlu expressed that Turkey’s policy toward Syria is obvious. While reiterating that Turkey supports the Syrian people who are demanding democratic rights, Foreign Minister Davutoğlu advised Syrian opposition groups to collaborate and join their forces.
As part of his visit to Egypt, Foreign Minister Davutoğlu also held bilateral meetings. He was received by the President of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi. Discussing the cooperation issues between Turkey and Egypt on various areas at the meeting, Foreign Minister Davutoğlu congratulated President Morsi for his victory in the presidential election. Foreign Minister Davutoğlu underlined that Turkey advocates for a strong Egypt in the region and pointed out the significance of the strategic cooperation mechanism between Turkey and Egypt.
Moreover, Foreign Minister Davutoğlu met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt Mohamed Kamel Amr. Foreign Minister Davutoğlu discussed the recent developments in the Arab world with a group of Egyptian academics. Meeting with Amre Moussa, former Secretary General of the Arab League and Hamdeen Sabbahi Leader of the Nasserist Kerame Party, Foreign Minister Davutoğlu exchanged views on the issues of political developments in Egypt, situation in the Middle East and Syria. Foreign Minister Davutoğlu also visited Ahmad el-Tayyeb Sheik of Al-Azhar and Bak Hornois Deputy Coptic Patriarch Archbishop.