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Egypt's new president to visit Iran

A handout photograph made available by the Egyptian Presidency on 12 July 2012, shows Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi (L) and Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud (R) speaking to journalists following their meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, late July, 11, 2012. UPI/POOL
A handout photograph made available by the Egyptian Presidency on 12 July 2012, shows Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi (L) and Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud (R) speaking to journalists following their meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, late July, 11, 2012. UPI/POOL | License Photo

CAIRO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Egypt's president will attend a summit in Iran later this month, government sources told the Middle East News Agency Saturday.

President Mohamed Morsi will stop in Tehran August 30 on his return trip from China and will formally turn over the presidency of the Non-Aligned Movement to Iran at the organization's summit.

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MENA said Morsi was personally invited to the summit by an envoy of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Egypt cut its diplomatic ties with Iran more than 30 years ago, however both nations expressed an interest in resuming relations following the ouster last year of longtime Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.

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