Ahmadinejad: Iran to stand by Egypt on its path towards honor, development

Tehran, April 28, IRNA – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday that Iran will stand by Egypt on its path towards honor and development, saying Iran is ready to expand ties with Egypt in all areas.

In a meeting with Essam El-Haddad, Egyptian presidentˈs assistant for foreign relations and external cooperation, Ahmadinejad hailed his recent Egypt visit and termed his talks there as strategic.

He said that Iran and Egypt are among the most important countries in their regions, adding that if the two countries stand by each other all regional issues will be resolved.

He added that joint enemies of the two countries and ill-wishers which are colonialists do not want Iran and Egypt to stand by each other.

On Syrian crisis, he said that Iran and Egypt share close stance on Syria, adding in the Cairo meeting on Syria very good agreements were reached.

If certain groups come to power in Syria through conflict, it will lead to insecurity for a long time and insecurity in Syria threatens the security of all regional countries.

Essam El-Haddad, for his part, said that cooperation between Iran and Egypt can be registered as an historic event.

He criticized the current relations between Tehran and Cairo saying time is ripe to improve bilateral ties.

Hi voiced Egyptˈs willingness to put an end to violence and bloodshed in Syria as soon as possible and said ˈWe should prevent intervention of foreign countries in Syria by taking new initiatives.ˈ


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