Defence Minister reaches Cairo on two-day official visit to Egypt

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reached Cairo on 19 September on a two-day official visit to Egypt. 


  • During the visit, Rajnath Singh will hold bilateral talks with the Minister of Defence and Defence Production, General Mohammad Zaki.
  • Rajnath Singh's visit aims to further strengthen defence cooperation and friendship between India and Egypt.

  • The two ministers will review bilateral defence ties, explore new initiatives to intensify military ties and focus on deepening cooperation between the defence industries of the two countries.

  • An MoU will also be signed to promote defence cooperation between India and Egypt.

  • Singh will also meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

India - Egypt Relations : 

  • Egypt is one of the largest investment destinations for India with the current Indian investment of USD 3.15 billion.

  • Indian companies are working on several projects in Egypt.

  • To strengthen defence cooperation between the two countries, an Indian Air Force team arrived in Egypt on 22 June to participate in a bilateral 'Strategic Leadership Program' with the Egyptian Air Force.

  • Earlier in November last year, Chief of Air Staff Chief Marshal VR Chowdhury had gone to Egypt for his five-day visit to attend the Air Power Symposium and Defence Exhibition (EDEX) in Cairo.

  • The year 2022 has special significance as it marks the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between India and Egypt.


About Egypt :

  • Capital - Cairo

  • President - Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

  • Official Language - Arabic

  • Official Religion - Islam

  • Currency - Egyptian pound 

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