Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has sent his personal envoys to Iran to discuss the establishment of a quartet to end the crisis in Syria, the Iranian media reported today. The quartet is to include Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt. The envoys are Morsi's foreign relations advisor, Essam el-Haddad, and his chief of staff, Refaa al-Tahtawi.
Morsi first proposed the establishment of the quartet during a summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Mecca in August 2012. The Iranian, Egyptian, and Turkish presidents also met in Cairo on 6 February and called for the resolution to the Syrian crisis.
In a meeting in the Russian city of Sochi on 19 April, Morsi and Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed their support for an immediate ceasefire in Syria and the launch of talks between the government and the opposition to help end the crisis.