(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Iran's foreign minister said Sunday that so far there have been
no direct negotiations between Tehran and Cairo, but efforts are
underway to normalize relations with the Arab country, Trend reports citing Mehr .
Speaking to reporters in a press conference before leaving
Damascus on Sunday, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said, 'We have not had
direct talks with the Egyptian side. However, some efforts are
underway to restore relations between Tehran and Cairo.
'Egypt is an important country in the Islamic world and the
development of natural relations between Tehran and Cairo is in the
interest of both nations,' the top Iranian diplomat added.
Regarding his recent visit to Syria and his consultation with
President Bashar al-Assad and Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal
Mekdad, the Foreign Minister said, 'During this visit, we followed
up on the agreements made during Mr. Bashar al-Assad's recent visit
to Tehran. Good progress has been made in implementing these
agreements and we were supposed to continue the follow-up.'
Stating that the joint economic commission of the two countries
is scheduled to be held in at the earliest opportunity, he added,
'We consulted with Mr. Bashar al-Assad for more than two
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