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The Egyptian foreign minister, in a meeting with the top Iranian diplomat, said restoring ties with Iran, based on the interests of the two nations, is among Cairo’s priorities.
Spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry Nasser Kanaani has described as “positive” the atmosphere of talks between Iran and Egypt on restoration of diplomatic relations, stressing that the two states have outlined a road map to resolve existing disputes.
Egyptian officials are conducting talks with representatives from the Houthi group in Yemen as well as with Tehran in an attempt to reduce tensions in international waters, Arabic-language news outlet Al-Araby Al-Jadeed reported on Friday.
In their first phone call, the presidents of Iran and Egypt have urged closer mutual attempts and employment of all capacities to put an end to the Israeli bombardments of the besieged Gaza Strip.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has met with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on the sidelines of the OIC summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, calling for the re-opening of the Rafah crossing on Egypt-Gaza border.
Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has said the ultimate goal behind Israel's attacks against the besieged Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank is to force Palestinian people to leave their homeland to Sinai in Egypt and parts of Jordan.
Iran’s president Ebrahim Raisi has suggested that the establishment of ties between Tehran and Cairo is possible.
Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to Iran’s leader, has said restoration of diplomatic ties between the Islamic Republic and Egypt is highly important.
Iran’s Air Travel and Tourism Services Society says a first direct flight from Tehran to the Egyptian capital of Cairo will be established within a month and a half.
The Iranian foreign minister says Tehran welcomes resumption and development of ties with Egypt and Morocco.
Tehran and Cairo have agreed to form a committee to resume diplomatic ties and security coordination, according to a report.
An Iranian lawmaker says the country's legislative chamber has invited parliamentary delegations from Egypt and Jordan to visit the Islamic Republic, amid growing signs of the Tehran-Cairo plans to resume diplomatic ties.
The spokesman of Iran’s administration says the Islamic Republic is fully open to a resumption of relations with Egypt, as Tehran pushes to boost relations with Persian Gulf Arab neighbors and other regional states.
Tehran and Cairo are expected to exchange envoys within months, as part of a process mediated by Oman to normalise relations between the two regional powers, Egyptian officials told The National.
The head of Iran’s Strategic Council for Foreign Relations says it is the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s job to enhance relations with other countries.
Iran and Egypt have been holding talks in Iraq's capital Baghdad since March to discuss normalising relations between the two regional powerhouses, Egyptian and Iraqi officials told The National. They added that Tehran and Cairo are also exploring the possibility of a meeting between Iranian and Egyptian Presidents Ebrahim Raisi and Abdel Fattah El Sisi.
The Egyptian foreign minister has said that his country will take steps to normalize ties with Iran based on the evaluation of the developments regarding the recent agreement between Tehran and Riyadh.
Iraq and Oman have been meditating to restore relations between Iran and Egypt, Iraqi media outlets reported on Wednesday.
An Iranian lawmaker says Saudi Arabia and Egypt are set to open their embassies in Iran in the near future, and that both countries are willing to have diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian says that at the Baghdad II Conference in Jordan, the Iraqi prime minister offered him talks between Iran and Egypt at political and security levels.
An Iranian political commentator rules out a positive prospect for the future of ties between Iran and Egypt, which share no similar foreign policy stances, saying Cairo is under pressure from the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia, all of whom are adversaries of Tehran.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian says Tehran and Cairo have had no direct talks, so far, however, Egypt is “an important country in the Muslim world” and that mutual ties will benefit both nations.
An expert on Africa issues says Iran has always welcomed the enhancement of its relations with Egypt, adding closer ties between the two sides will set in motion new developments in the region.