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Egyptian President to arrive on three-day official visit to India

Updated: Sep 01, 2016 10:17 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept 1 (ANI): Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will begin his three-day official visit to India today during which he is expected to hold talks with the top Indian leadership, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on key issues including terrorism and deepening economic engagement.

The Egyptian President is visiting New Delhi on the invitation of his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee.

The Ministry of External Affairs ( MEA) had earlier informed that al-Sisi will be accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising of ministers, officials and business leaders.

During the visit, the Egyptian President' will meet Prime Minister Modi, Vice President Hamid Ansari and business leaders from India and Egypt.

India and Egypt share excellent relations marked by strong, traditional and civilizational ties that contribute towards peace and development in the world.

Both nations also have a strong economic relationship as India is Egypt's sixth largest trading partner and there is an active cooperation between the two countries in various fields. (ANI)