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Iran, Egypt FMs to meet late May

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

News Code :9002-12294

TEHRAN (ISNA) - Iran and Egypt foreign ministers are going to meet on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) meeting for resumption of political ties, said Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast on Tuesday.

NAM meeting is to be held in Bali, Indonesia on May 26-27.

"Fortunately, top officials of the two sides are willing for resumption of talks," Mehmanparast added.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister is to visit Egypt ahead of ministerial meeting, he noted.

Iran and Egypt have had no diplomatic ties since Iran's 1979 revolution because of Egypt's peace treaty with Zionist regime, but the two governments cooperate on diplomatic affairs at a non-ambassador level.

Also regarding remarks of Turkish President Abdullah Gul on resumption of talks between Iran and P5+1, Mehmanparast said, "what Iran has said is the same thing it has already made clear. Western states need to listen to voice of other countries and permit independent and influential countries to take part in management of the world," he told reporters in his weekly press conference.

Mehmanparast also criticized some comments on Iran's interference in Bahrain and said, "we have rejected the claim several times, we support popular demands and advise all countries to heed demands of their nations."

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