Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Iran, Egypt stress enhanced ties

Tue, 01 Jan 2008


The Leader's Representative to Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Larijani has stressed expansion of relations with Egypt.

Larijani met behind closed doors Monday in Cairo with members of Egypt's Foreign Relations Council. The parties discussed Tehran-Cairo ties and the latest developments in Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon.

Deputy Head of the Egyptian Foreign Relations Council Mohammed Ibrahim Shakir told IRNA that at the meeting, Larijani was briefed on efforts made by Cairo to access a peaceful nuclear program for electricity generation.

He added that the former Iranian nuclear negotiator said Tehran remains committed to its undertakings on the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

Shakir stated that Tehran follows a united policy concerning regional states and does not accept dual policies.

Larijani is scheduled to meet with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit Tuesday. He held talks with the Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa on December 27.

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