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Former Iranian Majlis Speaker Meets Egyptian President

TEHRAN, Feb. 1 (Mehr News Agency) -- Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Former Iranian Majlis speaker Ali-Akbar Nateq-Nuri met on Thursday in Cairo.

Nateq-Nuri, who currently serves as an advisor to the Supreme Leader Ahatollah Ali Khamenei, told reporters that the meeting was "friendly", and that they had agreed on exchanging more high-ranking delegations between the two countries.

Iran and Egypt are two great countries in the region and can work together to resolve the issues of Lebanon, Iraq, and Palestine, he stated.

On Wednesday, Mubarak held talks with visiting Iranian Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, which marked the first high-level meeting between the two countries after they cut ties nearly three decades ago over regional policy disagreements.

Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki said recently that Tehran was on the threshold of restoring diplomatic ties with Cairo but was awaiting a signal from Egypt.

Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad had a telephone conversation with his Egyptian counterpart on January 22 to discuss the Gaza blockade by the Zionist regime as well as regional developments.

Former Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani had an unofficial visit to Egypt earlier this month, where he met Egyptian officials, and said that relations between the two countries were improving.

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