Raisi’s meeting with Sisi and Bin Salman in Riyadh


Egypt was occupied by the Achaemenid and Sassanid Persian Empires during ancient times.Despite sharing the Shia faith, Fatimid Egypt and Buyid Homeland had unfriendly relations due to conflicting interests over Syria and Jazira.Both later declined under the pressure of the Seljuk Turks. Following the 1258 Sack of Baghdad, the Sunni Caliphs found asylum in Mamluk Egypt. The Ilkhanate Mongols, based in Iran, fought many wars with the Mamluks even after converting to Islam.