PM Modi Lands in Cairo for First-Ever State Visit; Egyptian PM Extends Warm Welcome

Cairo: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Cairo, Egypt for his first 2-day State visit, where he was warmly received by Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly at the airport. This visit marks the first bilateral visit by an Indian prime minister to Egypt since 1997. During his stay, PM Modi will engage in various important activities.

One of the highlights of the visit is a roundtable discussion between PM Modi and Egyptian PM Madbouly, scheduled for 8.40 pm. Following the roundtable, PM Modi will have an interaction with the Indian community residing in Egypt.

During his time in Egypt, PM Modi will also meet with the grand mufti of Egypt and engage in discussions with Egyptian thought leaders. These interactions are expected to strengthen cultural and intellectual ties between India and Egypt.

PM Modi’s itinerary includes a visit to the Al-Hakim mosque, a historic 11th-century mosque that has been restored with the assistance of the Dawoodi Bohra community. The visit to the mosque is scheduled for Sunday at 1 pm (IST).

Furthermore, PM Modi will pay homage to Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives during World War 1 at the Heliopolis War Cemetery. This memorial, dedicated to the 3,799 Indian soldiers, has been erected by the Commonwealth.

A crucial part of the visit will be PM Modi’s meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi at the Egyptian Presidency. During this meeting, the leaders will sign Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) and hold a joint press briefing at around 5.30 pm.

Finally, PM Modi will depart for New Delhi at approximately 6.30 pm (IST) on the same day. This visit aims to strengthen the bilateral relationship between India and Egypt and promote cooperation across various sectors.

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