Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Egypt's Pres Mursi to Visit Iran - "Iran-Egypt relations are expected to witness an eye-catching growth in coming weeks".
Egypt's Pres Mursi to Visit Iran - "Iran-Egypt relations are expected to witness an eye-catching growth in coming weeks".(Fars).Lebanese daily, al-Saffir, said the Egyptian president is due to pay an official visit to Iran in August to discuss bilateral ties and cooperation and attend a summit meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). Egypt currently holds presidency of the NAM and Mursi will deliver his chair to Iran in the August meeting in Tehran as Iran is due to chair the movement for the next three years. "The Iran-Egypt relations are expected to witness an eye-catching growth in coming weeks," the daily said. In an interview with FNA late last month, Mursi underlined his enthusiasm for the further expansion of ties with Iran, and said resumption of formal relations between Tehran and Cairo would create a strategic balance in the region. "The issue will create a strategic balance in the region," Mursi told FNA on Sunday, hours before the final results of the presidential election was announced. Mursi stressed his eagerness to further develop ties with Iran, and said, "It is part of my agenda (as the first post-Mubarak president of Egypt)." Ever since the collapse of Hosni Mubarak's regime, the Iranian and Egyptian officials have voiced their interest in the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and his former Egyptian counterpart Nabil Al-Arabi in a meeting in Bali, Indonesia, which took place on the sidelines of a NAM ministerial meeting, conferred on ways to promote the bilateral relations between Tehran and Cairo, and stressed the need for continued consultations in this regard.Hmmmm.....Aren't you glad Obama helped remove that 'evil dictator' Mubarak?Read the full story here.