Egypt-Iran Relations Continue to Thaw as Foreign Ministers During Islamic Summit


Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry held talks with his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, during a sideline meeting at the Islamic Summit Conference in Gambia. A social media statement posted on 4 May recounts the talking points of the meeting, reported ministry spokesperson Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid. The talks primarily focused on agenda items of the Islamic Summit, emphasising the importance of solidarity and unity among Islamic nations amidst significant global challenges. Amongst the agenda of the conference was the ongoing war on Gaza, with both Shoukry and Amir-Abdollahian condemning Israel’s persisting military attacks on Rafah – the largest safe zone for displaced Palestinians with a refugee population of over one million. On his part, Shoukry also highlighted Egypt’s efforts to secure a ceasefire to facilitate prisoner exchanges and ultimately achieve a comprehensive and permanent cessation of hostilities. In addition to urging an immediate ceasefire and the uninterrupted delivery of urgent humanitarian aid, both ministers stressed the importance of encouraging countries to recognise the need for an independent Palestinian state. The meeting also addressed bilateral relations between Egypt and Iran, as both governments gradually improve diplomatic relations through reoccurring…

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