AL SG: Oman striving to normalize relations between Egypt and Iran
Aboul Gheit extends his gratitude to Oman and Iraq in regard to paving the way for Arab-Iranian affinity and especially the recent efforts by Oman to restore relations between Iran and Egypt.
The Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, that "the positions [of the Arab League] in regards to Turkey and Iran have been mitigated."
Aboul Gheit noted that this breakthrough in affinity with neighbors had precursory events that paved the way for it as there were signs of prospective calm in Turkish-Egyptian and Saudi-Iranian relations.
Aboul Gheit explained that this calm "was reflected in the decisions adopted by the Arab world towards neighboring countries."
Aboul Gheit also extended his gratitude to Oman and Iraq in regard to paving the way for Arab-Iranian affinity and specifically praising the recent efforts by Oman to restore relations between Iran and Egypt.
Likewise, Aboul Gheit drew attention to the role Qatar played in paving the way for an Egyptian-Turkish rapprochement in the World Cup opening ceremony where they had sat Erdogan next to El-Sisi.
Earlier today, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said there are no conflicts between Cairo and Tehran, noting that Iran welcomes any initiative to improve bilateral relations, in an interview with Iranian state television.
In the interview, he also commended former president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's foreign policy in the region which he described as "logical and correct".
He also added that during the recent visit of the Sultan of Oman, Haitham bin Tariq, different regional and international topics including the resumption of diplomatic relations between Iran and Egypt, and the nuclear negotiations were discussed.