|Tehran, Cairo reach initial agreement to launch direct flights||
TEHRAN - Iran and Egypt have reached an initial agreement to launch direct flights between the two countries, according to Iranian Civil Aviation Organization Director Hamidreza Pahlavani.
During a meeting with the head of the Egyptian Interests Section in Tehran, Khaled Amareh, on the sidelines of the 38th session of the ICAO assembly, the two countries agreed to establish direct flights, the Mehr News Agency reported on Friday.
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.
But Tehran and Cairo moved to improve ties following the ouster 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.
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