New Egyptian Government Invites Iran to Inauguration

Hassan Rouhani / AP

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Egypt has extended an invitation to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to attend the inauguration of newly installed President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, according to Reuters.

Rouhani would become just the second Iranian leader to visit Egypt if he decides to accept the invitation, according to the report.

According to Reuters:

“He was invited in both capacities as president of Iran and president of the Non-Aligned Movement,” Egypt’s presidential spokesman Ehab Badawi told Reuters, but said that so far there had been no response.

Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency said that Egypt’s representative in Tehran met with Rouhani’s chief of staff, Mohammad Nahavandian, and handed him the official invitation from interim President Adly Mansour.