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9/18/07

Iran, Egypt to talk on resumption of ties

Tehran, Sept 18, IRNA - Iran and Egypt are to hold talks on promotion of bilateral relations, according to Egyptian Foreign Ministry.

"There has been an agreement to continue dialogue between both sides in particular over bilateral relations at the level of senior officials and then foreign ministers," Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossam Zaki said in a statement on Tuesday.

Egypt announced its will for re-establishment of bilateral ties, severed since 1980, in pursuit of talks in Cairo between Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi and Hussin Dirar, Egypt's assistant foreign minister for Asian affairs.

In May, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tehran was ready to restore full diplomatic relations with Egypt and to open its embassy in Cairo the very day the Egyptian government agreed.

Iran and Egypt currently only have interests sections in their respective countries after Iran cut ties in 1980 following the Islamic Revolution in protest at Cairo's recognition of Israel.

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