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Egyptian President keen on boosting ties with India

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Egypt\'s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will be in India to attend the third India-Africa Forum Summit where he would highlight the country\'s keenness on boosting bilateral ties, a senior official has said.

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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will be in India to attend the third India-Africa Forum Summit where he would highlight the country's keenness on boosting bilateral ties, a senior official has said.


Sisi appreciates the close historical bilateral relations between the two countries. Both countries are interested in developing relations and build on it, presidential spokesperson Alaa Youssef said late on Saturday.

“Egypt’s participation in the Summit is to highlight its leading role in Africa and internationally. It also highlights Egypt’s keenness on boosting relations with Africa and India,” Youssef said, adding that the president will start his trip on Tuesday by visiting the UAE, India and Bahrain.”

“The summit will discuss ways to develop the economic cooperation between India and Africa and enhancing the investments exchange as India became one of the best commercial partners to Africa,” he added.

Sisi will meet India’s President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and a number of officials and businessmen.
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