Egypt calls for stronger trade ties with Iran
The director of the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran, Babak Afqahi, met the head of the Federation of Egyptian Chamber of Commerce, Ahmed al-Wakil, in Beirut.
ILNA news agency quoted Babak Afqahi as saying in his meeting that Arabic countries have been showing a growing interest to enhance trade ties with Iran.
He added that Iran and Egypt are two large Islamic countries which can meet a great amount of each other's demands.
In addition, Iran can be a gateway for Egypt to enter Central Asia, and Egypt can be a path for Iran to open inroads to Africa and Arab states.
Al-Wakil said Egyptian people and businessmen like Iranians a lot and are eager to do business with them.