Iran sees no problem with building ties with Egypt: Iranian FM spokesman

Ahram Online , Monday 2 Jan 2023

The Iranian foreign ministry's spokesman has said that Iran sees no problem with building relations with Egypt, China’s news agency Xinhua reported on Monday.

Nasser Kanaani
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani


At a weekly press conference, Nasser Kanaani described as "positive" the talks between the Iranian foreign minister and his Egyptian counterpart on the sidelines of the Baghdad II Conference in Jordan's capital Amman.

More talks are being held to resolve consular issues between the two countries, he added.

Speaking about the Iraqi prime minister's recent proposal to facilitate talks between Iran and Egypt, Kanaani said Iran "welcomes any positive steps taken for Iran-Egypt relations," and reaffirmed Tehran's rapprochement regional policy.

Cairo has not officially commented on these statements so far.

Egyptian-Iranian relations were severed by the Islamic Republic of Iran after the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

Despite many forms of cooperation in multilateral forums, especially the UN Security Council, relations have remained below the full ambassadorial level.

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