May 30, 2024
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India, Egypt Elevate Ties To Strategic Partnership

On Wednesday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that his country had decided to turn its bilateral ties with Egypt into a strategic partnership. At a joint press conference following lengthy discussions with visiting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Prime Minister Modi stated,”We’ve decided that under India-Egypt Strategic Partnership we will develop a long term framework for greater cooperation in the fields of politics, security, economics and science.”

Today, Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) in the areas of cyber security, culture, information technology, youth issues, and broadcasting were also exchanged between Egypt and India. The unveiling of commemorative postage stamps to honor the anniversary of the establishing of diplomatic relations between India and Egypt was also attended by PM Modi and President El-Sisi.

Ashwini Vaishnaw, the Indian Union Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics, and Information Technology, and Dr. Amr Ahmed Samih Talaat, the Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology, exchanged commemorative postal stamps.

El-Sisi is the special guest for the 2023 Republic Day Parade. He began a three-day visit to Delhi on Tuesday. PM Modi said, “We have also determined in today’s discussion to further expand collaboration between our defense industry, and to increase exchange of counter-terrorism information and intelligence.” He was speaking during the joint press conference at Hyderabad House.

Also stated by the prime minister was their decision to increase bilateral trade between Egypt and India to $12 billion over the following five years.
He continued by saying that capacity building and joint exercise training between Egypt and India had increased. “We’ll also work together to prevent the misuse of the internet to foment radicalization and terrorism. We also talked about the supply chain disruptions brought on by the Covid and Ukraine crises “added PM Modi.

The President would be the Chief Guest on India’s Republic Day, he added as he extended his greeting to El-Sisi and his delegation. He stated, “I am pleased that the Egyptian military contingent would also take part in the parade.

Earlier in the day, the Egyptian President was accorded a Guard of Honour at the Rashtrapati Bhavan where he was welcomed by President Droupadi Murmu and PM Modi.

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