Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, has discussed the Syrian conflict and other issues with Mohamed Morsi, his Egyptian counterpart, in an historic state visit to Cairo, state media reports.
Ahmadinejad flew into the Egyptian capital Cairo to attend a summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which begins on Wednesday.
Morsi gave Ahmadinejad a red-carpet welcome on the tarmac at Cairo airport on Tuesday, shaking the Iranian's hand and exchanging a kiss on each cheek as a military honour guard stood at attention.
The two later held talks, discussing "ways to resolve the crisis and end Syrian bloodshed, without military intervention" and "ways to strengthen relations" between their countries, the official Egyptian MENA news agency reported.
Ahmadinejad also met Ahmed al-Tayyeb, the head of the prestigious Sunni Muslim al-Azhar institute, on Tuesday.