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Jaishankar to pay two-day visit to Egypt as two nations celebrate 75 years of diplomatic ties

New Delhi: In his first bilateral trip to Egypt, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will begin a two-day visit to the African nation on Saturday to meet his counterpart Sameh Shoukry and discuss a range of bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest.

Both countries are celebrating 75 years of establishment of diplomatic relations this year.

“The external affairs minister’s visit to Egypt will provide an opportunity to review the entire gamut of our bilateral and multilateral relations and to exchange views with the Egyptian leadership covering a whole range of issues of mutual interest,” the MEA said.

“The visit provides an opportunity to deepen cooperation and explore new initiatives in the bilateral partnership,” it said in a statement.

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Jaishankar will also interact with the Indian community based in Egypt, including students, and address a gathering of Egyptian and Indian business community.

Egypt has been one of India’s largest trading partners in Africa and the promotion of bilateral trade, commerce and investments will be one of the focus areas during the visit, the statement said.

India – Egypt bilateral trade touched a record high at US$ 7.26 billion during the financial year 2021-22. Indian investment in Egypt exceeds US$ 3.15 billion.

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Over 50 Indian companies are actively present in Egypt in a range of sectors like manufacturing, chemicals, energy, infrastructure, retail etc.

Further, Egypt has also been invited as a ‘Guest Country’ during India’s Presidency of G-20 in 2022-23.

India and Egypt traditionally enjoy warm and friendly relations underpinned by historical and cultural linkages.

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