Ahmadinejad in Cairo at start of historic Egypt visit

AFP, Tuesday 5 Feb 2013

Cairo receives Iranian president for the first time since 1979

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Photo: Reuters)

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Cairo on Tuesday, marking the first visit to Egypt by an Iranian president since Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution, Egyptian television footage showed.

Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi welcomed Ahmadinejad at Cairo airport as he disembarked from the plane, the footage showed.

Ahmadinejad, who is on a three-day visit, will attend an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation conference in Cairo and will hold talks with Egyptian officials, Iranian media said ahead of the trip.

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