Egypt’s FM in Morocco to heal strained ties
Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri - YOUM7

CAIRO: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shokry will head to Morocco Thursday to deliver an oral message from President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to the Moroccan Monarch Mohamed VI, according to a statement issued Wednesday by the Egyptian embassy in Rabat.

The visit comes after the relations between both countries strained over the past few weeks following remarks by Moroccan state-owned channels describing President Sisi as a “coup orchestrator.”

Moroccan state-owned T.V. RTM broadcaster said Jan. 1 that “Egypt has lived, since the military coup that was orchestrated by the Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in 2013, off the chaos and breakdown of security.”

The channel said that the “coup depended on a number of powers and institutions to impose it on the ground,” and aired a 3-minute report called “Monitoring the Military Coup in Egypt.”

Wednesday’s statement, however, said that the visit came in the light of a response to the diplomatic visit that was paid by Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar in July 2014.

The Egyptian ambassador to Rabat Ahmed Ihab stated that the bilateral relations will witness a turning point in all fields.

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