Egypt's FM Travels to India to Discuss Enhancing Bilateral Relations

Published March 22nd, 2018 - 02:00 GMT
Egyptian FM, Sameh Shoukry off to India in order to lead Egypt's delegation in the 7th round of the joint committee amid both countries. (AFP/ File Photo)
Egyptian FM, Sameh Shoukry off to India in order to lead Egypt's delegation in the 7th round of the joint committee amid both countries. (AFP/ File Photo)

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry headed for India on Wednesday to lead Egypt's delegation in the seventh round of the joint committee between the two countries.

In an official statement, Egypt's Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said the joint committee will commence its meetings on Thursday, followed by ministerial level meetings on Friday.

The visit aims to address bilateral relations in all fields and means to develop them, in addition to regional and international issues of mutual interest, the spokesman said.

The visit comes within the framework of "historical relations between the two countries and Egypt's keenness to develop cooperation with India in all areas," which Abu Zeid said was reflected in a series of meetings between Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi since 2015.

Shoukry will meet with Indian PM Modi during his visit to deliver a message from President El-Sisi on means of reinforcing bilateral relations between the two countries.

He will also participate in the economic forum organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in cooperation with the Egyptian Commercial Office in New Delhi

The spokesman valued the mutual cooperation as one that holds special importance especially in light of around 451 Indian companies investing in Egypt with total investments exceeding $3 billion.

Trade between the two countries totalled $4 billion in 2017.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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