Iran, Egypt stress revived ties to benefit entire region

Feb 27, 2024, 6:34 PM
News ID: 85400313
Iran, Egypt stress revived ties to benefit entire region

Geneva, IRNA - Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, in a meeting in Geneva on Tuesday stressed that a revitalized relationship between Tehran and Cairo will be in the interest of both nations and the entire region.

Amirabollahian, who is in Geneva for the 55th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) met with Shoukry on Tuesday. The two discussed a range of issues, including the status of the Tehran-Cairo relations and regional developments.

Iran’s top diplomat maintained that advancing regional stability was in the interest of both the Islamic Republic and Egypt, while saying that a recent meeting between the presidents of the two nations in Riyadh was a new starting point in bilateral relations.

He reiterated that Iran views the security of Egypt as it own security.

Efforts by Iran and Egypt on regional developments, particularly on the issue of Palestine, will have a “positive effect” on the entire region, Amirabollahian said.

He praised Egypt’s key role in supporting the Palestinians and trying to facilitate humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, whose residents have endured incessant bombings and a total siege by the Israeli regime since October last year.

Calling the Israeli regime “the root cause of the crisis” in the region, Amirabollahian urged international efforts to stop genocide in Gaza and send humanitarian aid into the besieged enclave.

In response, the Egyptian foreign minister expressed hope that his discussions with his Iranian counterpart would pave the way for the revitalization of bilateral relations.

Shoukry said that relations between Iran and Egypt can be important in ensuring the stability of the region and tackling its crises.

He praised the restoration of relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia, and said he hoped the future of Tehran-Cairo relations would also be based on a solid foundation.


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