Can Cairo torpedo the UN’s plans in Libya despite its rapprochement with foe Ankara?

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (L) meets with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry (R) in Cairo, Egypt on March 18, 2023. [Mohamed El-Shahed - Anadolu Agency]

Egypt warmly welcomed Turkiye's Foreign Minister for the first time in a decade that saw relations between the two countries soured over, mainly, what Ankara saw as a "coup" that deposed its Muslim Brotherhood ally, the late President Mohammed Morsi. Mr. Cavusoglu's visit to Cairo came after his boss, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, while both attended the World Cup in Doha, Qatar last November. The arrival of Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, in Cairo on 18 March, and his meeting with his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, is seen as a big breakthrough between Cairo and Ankara with regional implications, with Libya being on top as one regional hot spot for both Ankara and Cairo. […] Source

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