Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Egypt on June 26, 2023, on his way back from the United States. The visit was long-awaited, having been postponed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic and certain national issues.
Modi met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and discussed a wide range of issues, including trade, investment, and security cooperation and other global issues as well. The two leaders also agreed to work together to promote peace and stability in the region.
Modi’s visit to Egypt was seen as a sign of the growing importance of the relationship between the two countries. India is Egypt’s largest trading partner in Asia, and the two countries have a long history of cooperation in areas such as culture, education and more.
During his visit, Modi also met with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed el-Tayeb. The two leaders discussed the importance of interfaith dialogue and cooperation.
Modi’s visit strengthened the ties between the two countries and moved forward to the way for further cooperation in the future.
Here are some of the key outcomes of the visit:
- The two countries signed a number of agreements, including a framework agreement on cooperation in the field of defense and security.
- They agreed to work together to promote tourism and cultural exchanges.
- They also discussed the situation in the Middle East and agreed to work together to promote peace and stability in the region.
The visit was seen as a major boost to the India-Egypt relationship. It highlighted the importance that both countries attach to their ties and their desire to deepen cooperation in a wide range of areas.
Modi’s visit to Egypt was also significant because it came at a time when the region is facing a number of challenges. The two countries discussed ways to work together to address these challenges, such as the rise of extremism and the threat of terrorism.
The visit was a success on all counts. It strengthened the ties between India and Egypt, paved the way for further cooperation, and sent a message of hope and cooperation to the region.