Chairman of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said on Monday that presence of the Iranian president at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo would help improve relations between the two nations.
Speaking to IRNA, he said the visit takes place upon official invitation extended to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by his Egypt's counterpart Mohammed Morsi.
The Iranian president will attend OIC summit in Cairo on Feb 6.
During his stay, the Iranian president is scheduled to confer with the heads of states of Muslim countries on issues of mutual interests as well as regional and international developments.
President Ahmadinejad's meeting with the Egyptian president is of great importance because it can play a key role in broadening relations and cooperation between the two countries, he said.
The visit will also provide a suitable opportunity for both sides to close ranks and deepen relations, he said.
Egyptian officials have not taken concrete measures to broaden ties between the two nations, he said, adding that this is because of the pressures being exerted on Cairo by the US and Saudi Arabia.
"We understand Egypt's situations and hope that the presence of the Iranian president in the upcoming OIC summit will help broaden economic, cultural, political and tourism relations between the two sides," he said.
The 12th OIC summit themed "World Muslims, their problems and new opportunities" hosting representatives from 57 Islamic countries is to be held in Cairo.
From February 4-5, preliminary sessions with presence of foreign ministers of the Islamic countries will be held.