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Egypt seeks tourism ties with Iran

Egyptian tourism minister heads to Tehran to cement new cooperation between the countries

Dalia Farouk, Sunday 24 Feb 2013
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Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, left, and Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, right (Photo: AP)
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Egypt’s tourism minister, Hisham Zaazou, will head to the Iranian capital Tehran Sunday to discuss enhancing touristic exchanges between the two countries.

Zaazou confirmed that the Egyptian government is keen to explore new tourist markets, adding that he will meet with Iranian tourism agents to set specific rules for Iranian tourists visiting Egypt.

Earlier this month, Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Salehy announced that "Tehran will exempt tourists and traders coming to Iran from Egypt from visa requirements."

The announcement came after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became the first Iranian leader to visit Egypt since Tehran's 1979 Islamic revolution. Ahmadinejad called for a new strategic alliance with Cairo.

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medo
25-02-2013 01:22am
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LOL!
How many Egyptians would go on holiday to Iran?? Come on, be serious! LOL!
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Milaad
27-02-2013 07:46pm
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a great idea.
Many! there are already Egyptians going to Iran since there is no visa required for them to visit. Iranians and Egyptians have deep and historic ties well before the mulla's and the "revolutions". They can be good and fruitful for all.
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Dr.Feelgood
24-02-2013 10:53pm
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Good idea
That will boost Egypt's ailing tourism industry. And what about the North Korean market?
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RM
27-02-2013 07:44pm
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Yes, GOOD IDEA!
why not, why constantly search for bad things and why not let ordinary people exchange ideas and not leave everything to governments!!?
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