Egypt's Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, received his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, at Egypt's permanent mission to the UN in New York on Wednesday.
According to the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, the meeting addressed bilateral ties and explored the foundations and guidelines governing them.
The meeting aimed to develop relations to serve the interests of both the Egyptian and Iranian peoples, founded on principles of mutual respect, good neighborliness, cooperation, and non-interference in the internal affairs of states.
The Iranian Foreign Minister emphasized his country's aspiration to promote its relationship with Egypt, restoring it to its normal path in line with the history and civilization of the two countries.
He highlighted that the meeting is an essential step toward normalizing relations.
The meeting also tackled several regional issues, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson said.
Both sides affirmed their aspiration to achieve stability and enhance security in their regional environment.
Shoukry pointed out that the complexity of the region's crises cast dangerous shadows over the stability and living conditions of its people.
He underlined the importance of cooperation with all countries in the region in the face of ongoing instability.
Both ministers agreed to maintain communication and dialogue on various topics of mutual interest at bilateral, regional, and international levels.