Iranian President to Visit Cairo February 6
News number: 9107138387 16:45 | 2013-01-23
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is due to visit Cairo on
February 6-7 at the invitation of his Egyptian counterpart Mohammad Mursi,
Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Wednesday, stressing the two
countries' serious efforts to resume bilateral ties at the highest level.
"Mr. Ahmadinejad will visit Egypt at the invitation of Mr. Mursi to take
part in the summit of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and
God willing the trip will be taken on February 6-7," Salehi told reporters
in Tehran today.
Asked about the efforts made to expand the relations between Iran and Egypt
which were frozen for over 30 years, he said, "All our efforts are in line
with the further expansion of the relations between the two countries and
fortunately the two states' ties are progressing and moving forward well."
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 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,
President 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
earlier this month conferred on bilateral ties as well as the latest
regional and international developments.
The issue of Palestine and Syria were among the topics dealt by the two