Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisili’s three days India visit begins from today. During his visit he is expected to meet with Indian top leaders on key issues like security, counter-terrorism, trade and discuss how to strengthen economic engagement.
He is visiting New Delhi on the invitation of his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee. During his visit he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President Hamid Ansari and the business leaders.
Earlier, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) informed that he will come with high-level delegations comprising of officials, ministers and business leaders.
On Saturday, the Egyptian president will hold talks with PM Modi. After the talks both sides are set to sign a number of Mous.
India and Egypt share a strong economic relationship as India is the sixth largest partner of Egypt and the two countries have active cooperation in various fields.
During 2014-2015 India’s import from Egypt was USD 1.74 billion. In 50 Egyptian companies Indian businessmen have invested nearly USD 3 billion and around 35,000 Egyptians have been employed.
After his India visit he will leave for China to take part in the G-20 summit in Hangzhou.
This is the President’s second India visit. He first visited India in October, 2015 to attend the third India Africa Forum Summit.