Iran’s Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, confirmed that his country is open to any initiative aimed at restoring relations with Egypt, provided it aligns with the interests of both parties.
During an interview with the Iranian News Agency “IRIB”, Abdullahian commented that Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said of Oman, during his visit to Iran in late May, informed Iranian officials about his discussions with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi concerning the restoration of relations between Iran and Egypt.
The senior Iranian diplomat pointed out that there are no conflicts between Tehran and Cairo. Moreover, he added that the Egyptian President’s stance on regional developments in recent years, particularly regarding the fight against ISIS and the Syrian issue, has been “logical and correct”.
In a meeting with the Sultan of Oman in Tehran on Monday, Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, confirmed that his country is ready to resume bilateral relations with Egypt and sees no issues in doing so, according to his official website.
The Sultan of Oman had met with the Egyptian President on May 21 during a two-day official visit to Cairo, during which they discussed various bilateral, regional, and international issues, including the potential détente between Egypt and Iran.
Diplomatic relations between Iran and Egypt have been severed since 1980. However, in recent years, Iran has expressed its willingness to mend its ties with Egypt by resolving certain disputes.
Following the agreement signed in March between Iran and Saudi Arabia on normalizing their relations and initial efforts to improve ties with Arab countries in the region over the past few months, the chances of restoring relations between Tehran and Cairo have increased.