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Iran cancels visa requirements for Egyptians

Egyptian tourists will not require visas for short visits

Ahram Online, Wednesday 1 May 2013
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The Iranian government approved on Tuesday a draft resolution to cancel visa requirements for Egyptian tourists, reported an Iranian news agency.

Egyptians are allowed to stay for a 20-day visit in Iran, according to Feras news agency.

Ties between Egypt and Iran have improved significantly over the past few months after the election of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were cut following Tehran’s Islamic revolution in 1979.

More than 50 Iranian tourists arrived in Upper Egypt earlier this month as part of a bilateral tourism agreement signed in February. However, hardliner Sunni Islamists rejected this step in fear that Iranians will spread Shi'ite Islam in Sunni Egypt.

This article was taken from Aswat Masriya.

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