A number of Iranian tourism agencies have signed an agreement with Egypt to facilitate the exchange of tourists between the two countries.
Based on the new agreement, some 10,000 Iranian nationals will be able to travel to Egypt monthly while 60,000 Egyptians can visit Iran annually, according to Chairman of the Iran-Egypt Council of Merchants Muhyaddin Al-Gandur.
The agreement, which was the first since the fall of former Egyptian ruler Hosni Mubarak, will take effect once Egypt and Iran exchange respective ambassadors, Fars News Agency reported on Thursday.
Iran severed ties with Egypt after Cairo signed the 1978 Camp David Accords with the Israeli regime and offered asylum to Iran's deposed dictator Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
Earlier in April, Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil al-Arabi called for normalization of ties with Iran, saying Cairo is committed to improving long-frozen relations with Tehran.
Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed 'fear' and disappointment at Egypt's efforts to reestablish ties with the Islamic Republic in a Tuesday meeting with European ambassadors to Tel Aviv.