5 February 2013

Egypt: Ahmadinejad Says Agreement Between Iran and Nation Will Benefit Region

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday that Iran and Egypt both occupy prestigious and influential standings in the international community and thus cooperation between them will lead to changes for the benefit of the region.

The Iranian President told journalists at Mehrabad International Airport on Tuesday before his departure to Cairo that the aim is to reach a cooperation scheme in light of the developments that the region is witnessing.

The Islamist president intends to present suggestions of that nature at the Islamic summit in Cairo in an attempt to reach common grounds between the two regional leaders, reported the Iranian news agency.

Ahmadinejad will meet with Islamic scholars in the visit that is the first of an Iranian president to Egypt since the Islamic revolution of Iran in 1979.

Copyright © 2013 Aswat Masriya. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.