0246 GMT March 20, 2019
Iranian Parliament's General Director for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a meeting on Sunday, with Yasser Othman, head of Egyptian interest section office in Tehran.
Noting relations and the commonalities between the two countries, Amir-Abdollahian said Iran and Egypt enjoy a number of potentials in various fields to be exploited in developing relationships and helping solve regional issues through a political solution.
He also underlined the need for parliamentary ties in line with taking advantage of bilateral relations.
Underlining the need to confront serious challenge of extremism, violence and terrorism, Amir-Abdollahian said Iran and Egypt have common views on international and regional issues and appropriate potential to solve the problems of the region and to promote and strengthen the unity among the Muslim world.
The policy to develop cooperation between Iran and the neighboring Arab countries plays a constructive role in contributing to stability and security in the region, he added.
Referring to the developments in Palestine, Amir-Abdollahian said Tehran’s consideration of Egypt's role in the restoration of the rights of the Palestinian people reminds the need for Islamic countries and international community to confront the expansionist goals of Zionist regime in Quds and the West Bank, and also to help Gaza defenseless inhabitants.
Yasser Othman, for his part, said Iran and Egypt are two major countries in the Muslim world that have always held fruitful consultations on regional and international fora.
He pointed to the parliamentary cooperation as one of appropriate ways in expanding bilateral ties in the field of foreign policy.
Head of Egyptian interest section office in Tehran emphasized the need to combat terrorism and collective efforts for the unity of Islam, adding the visits of political and parliamentary delegations of the two countries is effective in the development of relationships and mutual understanding.