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Tue 5 Feb 2013

Iranian President meets Egypt's top Sunni cleric in effort to improve ties

  • By Maja Micudova and 1 other
  • Last update: 2 years ago
  • Cairo, Muḩāfaz̧at al Qāhirah, Egypt

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

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The president of the Shi'ite Islamic Republic of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad meets with Egypt's top Sunni Muslim cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb at Cairo's Al-Azhar University in a bid to improve ties with the Arab Republic. 

Ahmadinejad is the first Iranian president to visit Egypt since the 1979 Iranian revolution that disrupted the relations between the two Middle Eastern states. 

Following the meeting with al-Tayeb, Ahmadinejad is due to  attend a two-day Islamic summit in Cairo.

news.yahoo.com - Iranian Shi'ite president to meet Egypt's top Sunni cleric on 2013-02-04

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