Iran, Egypt must enhance interaction: Iranian official

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s Chief of Staff Mohammad Nahavandian

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s chief of staff has stressed the importance of increased interaction between the Iranian and Egyptian nations.

In a Monday meeting with Khalid al-Said Ibrahim Amari, head of Egypt’s Interests Section in Iran, Mohammad Nahavandian said the Iranian and Egyptian nations have important historical and cultural ties and enjoy prominent positions in the Muslim world.

He expressed hope that all Egyptian intellectuals and influential figures would play a role in the country’s democratic process.

Amari, for his part, extended an official invitation to Nahavandian for the swearing-in ceremony of the new Egyptian president.

Egypt’s former military chief, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has claimed victory in the country’s presidential election.

Sisi’s campaign said on May 29 that the former military chief has won a landslide victory with more than 92 percent of the votes over his sole opponent, Hamdeen Sabahi, who managed to gain only 3 percent.

It said Sisi won nearly 24 million votes, while left-wing politician, Sabahi, won 730,000 votes. Over one million votes have been declared void.

By Press TV


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