New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will pay an official visit to Egypt on September 19 and 20 to hold bilateral talks with Minister of Defence and Defence Production, General Mohamed Zaki.
The two Ministers will review the bilateral defence ties, explore new initiatives to intensify military-to-military engagements and focus on deepening cooperation between the defence industries of the two countries, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement on Saturday.
An MoU to provide further impetus to enhanced defence cooperation between India and Egypt will also be signed, it added.
The Defence Minister will also call on President of Egypt Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.
The visit aims to further consolidate defence cooperation and the special friendship between India and Egypt.
Rajnath participated in ministerial dialogue in Tokyo
Last week, Rajnath Singh, along with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, participated in the 2nd India-Japan 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue in Tokyo.
During the four-day visit, the ministers held Defence Ministerial meetings and Foreign Ministers’ strategic Dialogue with their counterparts. In addition to the 2+2 dialogue, Ministers also had separate meetings with the Japanese counterparts.
This year marks 70 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries