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Egyptian President to hold talks with Modi in Delhi tomorrow

Published Aug 31, 2016, 9:26 pm IST
Updated Aug 31, 2016, 9:27 pm IST
Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (Photo: AFP)
 Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (Photo: AFP)

New Delhi: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi will arrive in Delhi on Thursday for a three-day visit during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to step up engagement in areas of security, counter-terrorism and trade.

With both India and Egypt grappling with terrorism, both the leaders are expected to deliberate on ways to deal with the menace effectively.

Sisi will be accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising of Ministers, top officials and business leaders.

He will hold wide-ranging talks with Prime Minister Modi on Saturday. Both sides are set to sign a number of MoUs after the talks.

Sisi will also meet President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari.

India and Egypt have a strong economic relationship.

India is the sixth largest trading partner of Egypt -- the second largest export destination. India's imports from Egypt were worth USD 1.74 billion during 2014-15.

Indian businessmen have invested nearly USD 3 billion in about 50 companies in Egypt and have given employment opportunities to around 35,000 Egyptians.



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