Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in an interview with Egypt’s Nile TV, “Relations between Iran and Egypt would be to benefit of both nations and secure entire Muslims and regional interests.”
According to IRNA, President Ahmadinejad referred to the two nations as great nations with deep cultural and historical roots emphasizing the importance of restoring full comprehensive relations.
He noted that Iran and Egypt have numerous potential for expansion of relations, adding, “We can cooperate in various scientific, technological and industrial fields with each other.”
Ahmadinejad meanwhile referred to the Egyptian Revolution as a move to the benefit of the entire region, arguing that presently the regional equations have changed and relations between Tehran and Cairo would be to the benefit of both countries.
The Iranian president elsewhere in the interview referred to the power, advancement, and prestige of Egypt as the power and prestige of Iran.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that the Iranians and the Egyptians are the founders of great and influential cultures and civilizations in the world, reiterating, ‘Iran and Egypt have 10 thousand years of culture and civilization and we are after humane relations.’
In response to a question whether normalizing the Iran-Egypt relations depends on US agreement, Ahmadinejad said, ‘I believe the two Iranian and Egyptian nations existed at a time that the United States did not exist.’