Iran President Ahmadinejad begins historic Egypt visit

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CAIRO. February 5. KAZINFORM Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has become the first Iranian president to visit Egypt since the Islamic revolution in 1979.

He was greeted on arrival at Cairo International Airport by his Egyptian counterpart, Mohammed Morsi.

Mr Ahmadinejad is to attend a summit of the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC), which begins on Wednesday, and meet Egyptian officials.

Relations between the regional powers have improved since Egyptians elected an Islamist head of state in June.

However, they remain at odds over several issues, including Syria, which was suspended from the OIC at its last summit despite Iranian objections.

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