FM: Iran, Egypt supplement each other in region
Iran and Egypt are the two main pillars of the Islamic world and supplement each other. The development of cooperation between the two countries will contribute to regional security and stability, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Selehi said today at a meeting with foreign ambassadors, Iranian MEHR news agency reported.
"I hope that the Egyptian officials will soon make steps for the development of relations between the two countries given oral and written talks," Salehi said.
He said that Iran is ready to develop relations with Egypt. "We have stated this before. We know that there is some pressure, but the Egyptian people cope with it," Salehi said.
The relations between Iran and Egypt were broken after Egypt and Israel signed the Camp David Peace Accord in 1979 and Cairo granted asylum to the ousted Iranian Shah Mohammed Rza Pehlevi. The relations between the two countries have been normalizing since the downfall of the Hosni Mubarak regime in Egypt.