1137 GMT January 19, 2019
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks on Tuesday in a meeting with Yasser Othman, head of the Egyptian Interests Section office in Tehran, IRNA reported.
During the meeting both sides reviewed issues of mutual interest and latest regional and international developments.
They attached great importance to parliamentary relations as a key to develop relations between the two countries.
With ancient histories, both countries have been seeking to improve relations in recent years and re-establish full diplomatic relations.
Last year, Yasser Othman met Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee. Othman said that Egypt was interested in improving ties with Iran, as an influential regional country.
Boroujerdi, a parliamentarian heavyweight, said that Iran was determined to boost political and economic ties with Egypt, especially in tourism. “The two countries have many common views on regional issues,” Boroujerdi was quoted by the local media.
Once a close ally, Egypt and Iran have been through strenuous relations in the past four decades. The two countries cut diplomatic ties in 1979.
During the ousted president Mohamed Morsi’s presidency relations improved. Morsi was the first Egyptian president since 1979 to visit Tehran.
Currently, the two countries have diplomatic representation through interests sections.