Iran, Egypt Agree To Launch Flights

Iran and Egypt have agreed to launch flights between the two countries, the Mehr News Agency quoted Iranian Civil Organisation head Hamidreza Pahlavani as saying.

During a meeting with head of Egypt’s Interest Section in Tehran, Khaled Amareh, during the 38th ICAO assembly session, the two sides agreed to establish flight routes.

Direct air travel between Iran and Egypt came to a halt after the two countries severed bilateral relations following Iran’s Islamic Revolution of 1979.

Tehran and Cairo have now moved to improve ties following the ousting of the Western-backed regime of Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

In March, Tehran and Cairo signed a memorandum of understanding to promote tourism between the two countries.

Source : Trend News Agency