Iran to let in Egyptians without visas

Wednesday 06-02-2013 10:54 PM
Iran to let in Egyptians without visas

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shakes hands with Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi in Tehran in 2012 - Reuters


CAIRO, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Iran will cancel visa requirements for Egyptian merchants and tourists, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi told Egypt's state news agency on Wednesday.

He also said relations between the two countries, who broke ties in 1979, were improving "every day".

Salehi is visiting Cairo with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for an Islamic summit. Ahmadinejad is the first Iranian head of state to visit Egypt since the 1979 Iranian revolution.

(Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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