11 January 2013

Egypt: Morsy Invited to Visit Iran, Ahmadinejad to Attend Islamic Summit in Cairo

The presidency denied Western media reports that Egypt was seeking Iranian experts' help to establish a security and intelligence system in the country.

Presidential Spokesman Yasser Ali made the remarks after a press conference held by Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr and his Iranian counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi following a meeting with President Mohamed Morsy at al-Ittihadiya palace on Thursday 10/01/2013.

Morsy received a message from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that covered regional issues, particularly the Syrian crisis. Talks between Morsy and Salehi tackled the current situation in the region.

The visiting top Iranian diplomat said he extended an invitation to the Egyptian president and foreign minister to visit Tehran.

The Egyptian-initiated quartet panel on Syria is an important initiative, he said, adding that a number of countries expressed interest to join the initiative, including Pakistan, Indonesia and Malaysia.

It is by far the best initiative to resolve the Syrian crisis peacefully, he noted. The Syrian government should fulfill the demands of its people, Salehi said, stressing that dialogue between the government and opposition was a main solution to the crisis.

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