Iran, Egypt FMs discuss ties on phone
Tue, 03 May 2011 03:17:27 GMT
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has held a telephone conversation with his Egyptian counterpart Nabil al-Arabi over the latest developments in bilateral ties.
Salehi also elaborated on Tehran's stance on the Palestinian issue that was brought up by the Egyptian foreign minister at the Monday night conversation, IRNA reported.
The two countries' officials are scheduled to meet and hold talks on the sidelines of the upcoming summit of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in the Indonesian resort island of Bali.
Earlier, the Egyptian foreign minister said Cairo had decided to open a new chapter in relations with Iran after almost 30 years.
NAM foreign ministers are expected to hold a meeting in the island of Bali in late May.
On April 27, Arabi said the NAM meeting provided Tehran and Cairo with a good opportunity to discuss the development and normalization of mutual ties.
The Egyptian minister added that the establishment of close ties between the two sides will pose no threat to the interests of Arab nations.
Following the ouster of its pro-Western President Hosni Mubarak, the post-revolution Egypt looks poised to open a new page in its relations with the Islamic Republic.
Iran severed ties with Egypt after Cairo signed the 1978 Camp David Accords with the Israeli regime and offered asylum to Iran's deposed monarch Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi.