4-Oct-2010 10:49 AM

Iran and Egypt sign MoU

Egypt and Iran signed a memorandum of understanding to resume direct services between Cairo and Tehran (India Times/Arab News, 03-Oct-2010). The agreement provides for 28 times weekly services, but does not specify when flights will resume. Under the agreement, a privately owned company, Egyptian Mission will regulate and organise the weekly trips to Iran. Egyptian Transport Minister Alaa el-Deen Mohamed Fahmy welcomed an Iranian delegation at the Cairo Airport on 03-Oct-2010 which had arrived with aims to expand cooperation on tourism and air transport. A private Egyptian carrier had also recently signed a USD1.4 million deal with Iran's Kish Air to provide air service for the next eight years.