Referring to the willingness of Egypt to restore relations with Iran, a member of Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said that improving amicable relations with neighboring and regional countries is the main policy of the current administration.
Speaking in an interview with IRNA, Shariar Heidari pointed to the different dimensions of the foreign policy of the current administration and added, “International relations in today’s world are different from the past, in such a way that any country that establishes wider relations with other countries is more successful in playing a role in regional and international developments.”
The Islamic Republic of Iran is one of the most powerful and influential countries in the region in geopolitics terms, he said, adding that improving relations with neighboring states and regional countries is the priority of foreign policy of the administration of President Ebrahim Raisi.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Heidari pointed to some enemies of the country in the international arena and said some of them like the Zionist regime are in conflict with the Islamic Republic and try to reduce Iran’s power in the international developments.
Despite these conflicts and enmities, the Islamic Republic has been successful in interacting with the countries of the region, the legislator underlined.
Iran and Egypt have many cultural and civilizational commonalities, he said, adding, ”Although the relations between Tehran and Cairo were damaged after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the Egyptian authorities have now come to this conclusion that improving relations with Iran will serve the interests of the two nations.”