Egyptian Envoy Calls for Further Expansion of Ties with Iran

Head of Egypt’s Interest Section in Tehran Khalid al-Said Ibrahim Amari underlined his country’s enthusiasm for the further development of relations and cooperation with Iran.

Amari made the remarks in a meeting with the Islamic republic news agency’s Deputy Chief Gholamhossein Eslamifard on Wednesday on expansion of media cooperation between the two countries.

In the meeting, the Egyptian envoy, called for expansion of historical, cultural and religious relations and cooperation between the two countries.

The Egyptian people and government favor expansion of economic cooperation with Iran, he underlined.

After the collapse of Hosni Mubarak’s regime, the Iranian and Egyptian officials voiced their interest in the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries and Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi officially invited the then Egyptian counterpart Nabil Al-Arabi to pay a visit to Tehran.

Later, the Iranian foreign minister and his former Egyptian counterpart also held a meeting in Bali, Indonesia.

Also, during the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran late August, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Egyptian counterpart conferred on ways to promote the bilateral relations between Tehran and Cairo, and stressed the need for continued consultations in this regard.

In a latest development, President Mursi in a meeting with Salehi in Cairo in September said that Iran plays an important role in resolving the regional crises, and underlined that Tehran and Cairo should be united in dealing with global challenges.

“When the followers of unrighteousness are united in their unrighteous path, why should not we go united in our right position when dealing with global challenges,” Mursi said.

Stressing that Egypt assumes Iran’s stability as its own stability, he said, “There is no problem between Iran and Egypt.”

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