Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is expected to meet Iranian President Mohammed Khatami at the sidelines of the Islamic summit to be held in Qatar in November, reported Iran News Agency, quoting Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper.
The paper said arrangements for the Egyptian-Iranian summit will be the focus of a meeting between Egyptian foreign minister Amr Moussa and his Iranian counterpart Kamal Kharrrazi in New York where both ministers are attending the millennium summit.
Quoting Egyptian sources in Cairo, the paper said that there is nothing that prevents the restoration of full diplomatic ties between Egypt and the Islamic Republic of Iran after a break of twenty years.
Relations between the two Presidents, Mubarak and Khatami, are good and the two leaders exchanged telephone calls more than once in the last two months, said IRNA.
Moussa and Kharrazi are also to discuss Islamic coordination over the issue of Jerusalem and the progress of bilateral Cairo-Tehran ties.
According to earlier press reports, Mubarak was expected to meet Khatami at the sidelines of the UN summit in New York, but the Egyptian president has not attended the summit, said the agency - Albawaba.com
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