El-Sisi expresses aspiration to maximize cooperation with India in all fields

Updated 1/25/2023 9:39:00 AM
El-Sisi expresses aspiration to maximize cooperation with India in all fields

ArabFinance: President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with India's Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar at India’s presidential palace in New Delhi, where he voiced his countries keenness to further strengthen bilateral cooperation with the South Asian country in all fields, according to a statement by the presidency on January 25th.

"My visit to your dear country has come at a time when our bilateral relations are witnessing a remarkable breakthrough in all aspects of cooperation," El-Sisi said during his speech at India’s Presidential Palace.

"It also represents an important opportunity for continuing consultations and exchanging visions on means to improve cooperation between our two countries at all levels and to coordinate positions on regional and global issues that have a direct impact on our national security," the Egyptian president added.

El-Sisi and Jaishankar probed ways of enhancing bilateral cooperation at the economic and investment levels, as well as security and military.

El-Sisi also visited the mausoleum of Mahatma Gandhi and laid a wreath on his grave.

"The whole world needs to be inspired by these lofty principles that contributed to the unity and renaissance of the Indian nation, and to which we believe and adhere to in Egypt throughout different eras and times," El-Sisi said.

El-Sisi arrived in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, January 24th, in a three-day visit to participate for the first time ever in the South Asian country’s 74th Republic Day celebrations as the chief guest, India's Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement on January 21st.

El-Sisi has previously visited India in October 2015 to participate in the 3rd India Africa Forum Summit and in September 2016 on a State Visit.

According to the statement, trade exchange between the two countries hit a record high of $7.26 billion during the elapsed fiscal year (FY) 2021/2022.

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