Monday May 13, 201312:55 PM GMT
Iranian, Egyptian FMs discuss Syrian crisis
Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi (R) and his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Kamel Amr (file photo)
Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi (R) and his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Kamel Amr (file photo)
Mon May 13, 2013 12:54PM
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The crisis in Syria began in March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of soldiers and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.

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Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi has discussed regional developments, including the Syria crisis, with his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Kamel Amr.


Salehi and Amr met and held talks in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Monday prior to a ministerial meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Contact Group on the crisis in Mali.

During the meeting, the two top officials discussed bilateral relations as well as regional issues, with the Syria unrest topping the talks.

The crisis in Syria began in March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of soldiers and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.

The Syrian government says the chaos that began in Syria over two years ago is being orchestrated from outside the country. Many people, including large numbers of Syrian army and security personnel, have been killed in the unrest.

Iran has repeatedly condemned any foreign interference in Syria and denounced the support of certain countries for militants carrying out terrorist activities in the Arab country.

The Islamic Republic of Iran and Egypt hold the rotating presidency of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and the OIC respectively.

Foreign ministers of the OIC Contact Group on Mali are in Saudi Arabia to discuss ways of easing tension in the African country.

France launched a war in the resource-rich West African country in January 2013, under the pretext of fighting al-Qaeda-linked extremists.

The French-led war on Mali has caused a serious humanitarian crisis in the northern areas of the country and has displaced thousands of people, who now live in deplorable conditions.

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