चार दशकों बाद ईरान और मिस्र के बीच राजनयिक संबंध बहाल करने के लिए बग़दाद में बातचीत शुरू : रिपोर्ट

ईरान की सरकारी मीडिया ने बताया कि ईरान और मिस्र के बीच राजनयिक संबंध बहाल करने के लिए बातचीत चल रही है.

दोनों देशों के बीच पिछले चार दशकों से कोई औपचारिक कूटनीतिक संबंध नहीं है.

ईरान के सांसद फदाहुसैन मलेकी ने कहा कि ऐसा जल्द ही होगा. उन्होंने बताया कि दूतावास खोले जाने के बाद दोनों ही देशों के राष्ट्रपति की बैठक होगी.

ईरान और मिस्र के संबंध 1980 में टूट गए थे, जब ईरान के अपदस्थ राजा शाह के लिए मिस्र ने अपना दरवाजा खोला था और इसराइल को मान्यता दे दी थी.

हाल ही में, चीन की मदद से सऊदी अरब और ईरान के अधिकारियों के बीच बैठक के बाद कूटनीतिक रिश्ते बहाल करने की अप्रत्याशित घोषणा हुई थी.

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FM: Iran Welcomes Restoring Relations with Egypt

Egypt is the only Arab country that has not had an embassy in Tehran since 1979

Iran and Egypt to restore diplomatic ties

A senior lawmaker in Tehran has revealed that talks are underway in Iraq.
Iran and Egypt are on track to restore diplomatic relations and reopen their respective embassies.

Iran, Egypt to restore ties, reopen embassies ‘soon’ – source

Tehran and Cario have reached an agreement to restore diplomatic relations and reopen embassies following talks in Baghdad, Iranian lawmaker Fadahossein Maleki told The New Arab’s Arabic language sister site Al-Araby Al-Jadeed.

Diplomatic relations between Egypt and Iran were “moving towards full revival”, Maleki said, adding that the reopening of embassies was “on the agenda” but required “special mechanism, planning, and visits by delegations from both countries, as was the case with Saudi Arabia”.

Maleki said that it was vital to restore ties to advance economic, trade, and investment cooperation, adding that Iraq’s role in mediating talks between both countries was “positive and influential, helping to expedite the next steps in reopening embassies”.

The Iranian MP expressed hope that “the reopening of Iranian and Egyptian embassies in both countries would take place as soon as possible”, noting that “there are historical ties that bind Iran and Egypt, and they do not require much mediation”.

Maleki also said that meetings between the countries’ foreign ministers, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and Sameh Shoukry, were expected to take place ahead of a meeting between Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Tehran’s relations with Cairo, a close ally of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations, have been fraught since the ousting of Iran’s shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in the 1979 Islamic revolution.

The shah’s subsequent refuge in Egypt, then under the rule of president Anwar Sadat, worsened relations. The shah died in 1980 in Egypt, where he is buried.

Egypt is notably the only Arab country that has not had an embassy in Tehran since 1979.

Egypt and Iran continue path toward normalized ties

Egypt and Iran are continuing to move towards better relations as talks in Baghdad have continued since the announcement that Saudi Arabia and Iran reconciled.

Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain generally work closely together. Egypt was one of the countries to pursue ties with the Syrian regime and helped pave the way for Saudi Arabia and the UAE to do the same.

Reports at The National recently said that “Egypt and Iran have been holding talks in Iraq’s capital Baghdad since March to discuss normalizing relations between the two regional powerhouses.”

These reports reiterate what was learned back in March, which is that “the talks have also touched on reducing tension in places where Iran wields significant influence, such as Yemen, Lebanon and Syria, by supporting allied governments or armed groups, according to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the negotiations have not been made public,” as per The National. A meeting between the Iranian and Egyptian leaders could be in the cards.

Are Egypt and Iran pursuing ties?

IRANIAN FOREIGN Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud and Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang during their meeting in Beijing, earlier this month. (credit: SAUDI PRESS AGENCY/REUTERS)
“It is very important to restore relations between Iran and Egypt because Egypt is one of the oldest and most civilized countries in the region and the world, therefore Egypt’s position is very high and important compared to other countries,” the report says. “In this regard, negotiations between Iran and Egypt are ongoing in Iraq, and in the near future Iran-Egypt relations will be restored and we will see the opening of embassies in both countries and after this action, a meeting between Raisi, the president of Iran. And El-Sisi, the president of Egypt, will be prepared.”

These scant reports indicate that moves are slowly being made in the region. This is part of a new diplomatic era. The era has included reconciliation between Syria and the Arab League. In addition, there are talks in Moscow between Turkey, Iran and Syria.