Egypt FM heads to Tehran to attend Iran president funeral

Ahram Online , Wednesday 22 May 2024

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry flew on Wednesday to Tehran to attend the funeral of Iran President Ebrahim Raisi, read a foreign ministry statement.

File Photo: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry


He stressed Egypt’s solidarity with Iran during this difficult time, the statement added.

A helicopter carrying Raisi, Minister of Foreign Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and several other officials crashed in mountainous terrain near the Azerbaijan border on Sunday.

All nine individuals on board lost their lives.

The bodies were discovered in the early hours of Monday morning after a challenging search operation conducted amid blizzards and treacherous terrain throughout the night.

On Monday, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and the grand imam of Al-Azhar, the world's leading Sunni Islamic institution, extended heartfelt condolences to the Iranian people following the tragic crash.

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