PM Modi holds bilateral talks with Egyptian President el-Sisi

ANI | Updated: Sep 05, 2017 10:51 IST

Xiamen [China], September 5 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China on Tuesday.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted, "PM Narendra Modi holds bilateral meeting with President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on sidelines of #BRICSSummit in Xiamen #China"

India and Egypt have a strong economic relationship and cooperation in areas of security and counter-terrorism.

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

Prime Minister Modi earlier held a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and discussed the situation in Afghanistan and several aspects of bilateral relationship. They also had discussions on cooperation in the oil and natural gas sector and trade and investment.

With Brazilian President Michel Temer, the Prime Minister discussed a partnership based on a common global vision and shared democratic values.

After the summit, Prime Minister Modi will depart for Nay Pyi Taw on his second and last leg of the two-nation visit. (ANI)