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Monday 3 October 2016 - 18:23
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Iran praises Egypt's role over Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior Advisor to the Iranian Parliament Speaker Hossein Amir Abdollahian lauded Egypt for its "constructive and useful" positions on the Syrian crisis and campaign against terrorism.

Amir Abdollahian made the remarks in a meeting with Head of Egypt's Interest Section Yasser Othman in Tehran on Monday.

He underlined the necessity for finding a political solution to the crisis in Syria, and said Iran supports any measure to this end.

Amir Abdollahian called for the development of cooperation with Cairo, and said, "Iran and Egypt are two big and influential countries which can play a constructive role through mutual cooperation in the region to help sooth tensions."

Othman, for his part, stressed Iran's important role in the region, and said, "Increased consultations between the two countries' officials will be effective in improving the regional situation."

Amir Abdollahian's remarks came after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi, in an interview with local newspapers in August, urged to disarm extremist groups operating in Syria and search for a peaceful way out of the five-year conflict.

The president added that US-Russia agreements onSyria, such astheir attempts tobroker ceasefire betweenthe government and rebels, and more flexibility onthe part ofregional powers that have leverage overthe warring parties could help find a way outto end the Syrian war.

"Egypts stance onthe situation inSyria is based onfive simple principles respect ofits territorial integrity and the will ofthe Syrian people, a peaceful political solution [of the crisis], disarming ofextremist groups, restoration ofSyria, and resetting ofits state institutions," Sisi told Egypts three key newspapers.

By Fars News Agency
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