Iranian deputy FM to visit Egypt
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 3 / Trend /
Iran's deputy foreign minister is due to visit Cairo in the near future to discuss ways to expand relations and cooperation between the two regional powers, a senior Iranian legislator announced on Tuesday.
During his recent visit to Qatar, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar "Salehi had a phone conversation with his Egyptian counterpart and it was decided during the phone talk that Iran's deputy foreign minister should take a trip to Egypt in coming days," member of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mohammad Karami Raad was quoted as saying by the FARS news agency.
He described the trip as an additional effort by the Iranian side to pursue resumption of good relations between Tehran and Cairo in a proper manner.
The agency did not name the diplomat, who will visit Egypt, but it is expected that this will be Deputy Foreign Minister on the Middle East, Mohammad Reza Shaibani.
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.
Earlier, the foreign ministers of Egypt and Iran noted the need to strengthen relations between the two countries. Salehi and al-Arabi will meet during a meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement foreign ministers in Indonesia in June, MEHR reported.