Mahmoud Ahmadinejad invited Egypt's Mohamed Morsi to visit Egypt
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi may visit Iran following a personal invitation he received from his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in early January. The invitation was delivered to Morsi by Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi during the talks on the Syrian crisis in Cairo.
During the Cairo meeting, Salehi reiterated Iran's position on the situation in Syria. The Islamic republic believes that Syrian government needs to open dialogue with the opposition if it wants to avoid "foreign intervention".
Last December, Iran proposed a peace plan to resolve Syria's civil war, which to date claimed around 60,000 causalities. The plan supported the formation of a transitional government and both parliamentary and presidential elections. However, the country, which has been a keen supporter of President Bashar al-Assad avoided for the first time spelling out his role in the new government.