Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi suggested that a meeting between the Iranian and Egyptian foreign ministers in New York could pave the way for renewed relations. Raisi stated, “The Islamic Republic of Iran does not see any obstacle in establishing relations with Egypt,” and he conveyed this message to Egypt during his trip to the United Nations leaders’ meeting in New York.
He also noted that the foreign ministers’ meeting could mark the beginning of a new chapter in their relations. Earlier, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amirabdollahian, in New York, where both emphasized the importance of cooperation and strengthening ties.
Raisi highlighted Iran’s willingness to extend its hand to countries interested in cooperation, particularly neighboring, Muslim, and aligned nations.
While relations between Egypt and Iran have been tense in recent decades, diplomatic contacts have been maintained. Recent developments in the Middle East, such as the restoration of Saudi Iranian diplomatic relations and Egypt’s efforts to improve relations with regional countries like Qatar and Turkey, indicate a broader trend of easing regional tensions.