File photo: Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil El-Sisi, President-elect of Egypt
According to Fars News Agency (03JUN14):
Egypt's President-Elect Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has invited Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to attend his swearing-in ceremony in the coming days.
Al-Sisi's invitation letter was submitted by Head of Egypt's Interests Section in Tehran Khalid al-Said Ibrahim Amari to President Rouhani's Chief of Staff Mohammad Nahavandian in a meeting in the Iranian capital on Tuesday.
During the meeting, Nahavandian pointed to the Iranian and Egyptian nations' historical and cultural ties, and said, "Both nations enjoy prominent positions in the Muslim world"Iran's regional foreign relations appear to be on a roll, what with the recent landmark visit by the Emir of Kuwait, the invitation of Foreign Minister Zarif to Saudi Arabia (yesterday declined due to a scheduling conflict with nuclear talks in Vienna), and now an invite for the Iranian president to attend the inauguration of Egypt's president-elect.
Will be interesting to see if Rouhani accepts the invitation and attends the ceremony.