PM Modi meets Egyptian Prez Abdel Fattah El-Sisi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi for bilateral talks in Cairo and discussed ways to further strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries. The leaders discussed ways to further deepen the partnership between the two countries, including in trade and investment, defence and security, renewable energy, cultural and people to people ties. President Sisi also conferred Prime Minister with 'Order of the Nile' which is Egypt's highest state honor award. An agreement to elevate the bilateral relationship to a "Strategic Partnership" was signed by the leaders. Three MoUs in the fields of Agriculture, Archaeology and Antiquities and Competition Law were also signed.

Earlier, Prime Minister visited the Heliopolis Commonwealth War Grave Cemetery and paid homage to over four thousand 300 valiant Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives in Egypt and Aden during the First World War.

Mr. Modi will emplane for Delhi later tonight after successfully concluding his two-nation tour of US and Egypt. He also visited Al-Hakim Mosque where he was received by Minister of Tourism and Antiquities of Egypt, Dr. Mostafa Waziri. Prime Minister also met the leaders of Bohra community, who are actively involved in the upkeep of this Fatimid era Shi’a Mosque and highlighted the strong people to people ties between India and Egypt. In a tweet, Mr. Modi said the mosque is a profound testament to Egypt's rich heritage and culture.

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