CAIRO, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- The visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called for solving the Syrian crisis regionally without foreign intervention, Egypt's state media reported on Monday.
Davutoglu expressed optimism for the "contact group" over Syria to start its working procedures, official news agency MENA quoted him as saying at a press conference following his meeting with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.
Davutoglu is to participate in a meeting of the quartet committee on Syria, which comprises Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Turkey. The UN and the Arab League's (AL) joint representative to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi will also attend the meeting.
In August, Morsi called for the forming of the quartet committee to handle the Syrian issue in peaceful way during his visit to Saudi Arabia. The committee has held its first meeting Monday at the level of the assistant foreign ministers.
Davutoglu welcomed the participation of other countries from the region to help the Syrian people achieve their aspirations and urged Brahimi to quickly reach a settlement over the long-time crisis.
Meanwhile, Davutoglu added that Turkish President Abdullah Gul is likely to visit Egypt at the beginning of next month to boost the Egyptian-Turkish relations in all fields.