Iran oil official says report of Egypt minister Tehran visit incorrect

 07 Nov 2016 - 17:02

Iran oil official says report of Egypt minister Tehran visit incorrect
Tarek El Molla, Egypt's Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, speaks during an interview with Reuters at his office in Cairo, Egypt, October 29, 2015. Picture taken October 29, 2015. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Reuters

ABU DHABI: An Iranian media report that Egyptian Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla will visit Tehran on Monday for a meeting with his Iranian counterpart is incorrect, an Iranian oil official said.

“No, it’s not correct,” the official said in answer to a question about the report by the semi-official Mehr news agency, which had said both sides would discuss an expansion of crude oil trade.

 

(Reporting by Rania El Gamal, Writing by William Maclean)