Cairo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Sunday, where they signed an agreement to elevate the bilateral relationship to a “Strategic Partnership.” The leaders discussed various areas of cooperation, including trade, investment, defence, security, renewable energy, and cultural ties. Additionally, three Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) were signed in the fields of agriculture, archaeology and antiquities, and competition law.
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During the visit, President El-Sisi conferred Prime Minister Modi with Egypt’s highest state honour, the ‘Order of the Nile,’ highlighting the enduring friendship between the two countries. PM Modi also visited the historic Al-Hakim Mosque in Cairo, expressing admiration for Egypt’s rich heritage and culture.
In a gesture of remembrance, Prime Minister Modi paid tribute to Indian soldiers who made sacrifices during the First World War at the Heliopolis War Cemetery. He also engaged in discussions with Egyptian thought leaders and met with Hassan Allam, CEO of Hassan Allam Holding Company, to explore closer cooperation in renewable energy and green hydrogen.
Upon his arrival in Cairo, PM Modi was warmly welcomed by the Indian community, who gathered at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, waving the Tricolour flag and chanting “Modi Modi” and “Vande Mataram” slogans. Their enthusiasm was displayed through cultural programs and singing Indian songs to greet the Prime Minister.