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Akbar: Sisi desires to improve relations between Egypt and India

Sunday 22/October/2017 - 01:43 PM
Sada El Balad
Rehab Sayed

Indian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs MJ Akbar said President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had a sincere desire to improve Egyptian-Indian relations .

Akbar، who invited President al-Sisi to visit his country yesterday، called his meeting with the Egyptian leader as "excellent"، according to a report published today by the media in New Delhi.

The president discussed with the Indian minister ways to strengthen bilateral relations as well as other regional and international issues.

Akbar said that Egypt and India always find new ways of partnership and cooperation "not only at the governmental level، but on how to find ways to improve partnership at the level of the two peoples."

President Sissi received a letter from Prime Minister Narandra Modi.

The minister said the letter thanked Egypt for its support for the Indian candidate in the International Court of Justice.

"It is a message to renew relations، and it shows how we can work together on bilateral and multilateral issues،" he said، adding that India also had supported the Egyptian candidate for the position of UNESCO Secretary-General. 

The Indian minister also said that Sisi and Prime Minister Mudi met four times and that they had developed a "very good warm friendship." Sisi visited India in September 2016.

Akbar praised Egypt's vital role in the Middle East. "Egypt has always played a very important and decisive role in shaping the region، it is one of the countries that make a difference،" Akbar added.

During his brief visit to Egypt، he placed a wreath of flowers on the graveyard of Indian soldiers in Alamein and recalled their valiant sacrifices in World War II.

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