External Affairs minister S.Jaishankar to visit Egypt on his first official tour

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According to the Ministry of External Affairs, External Affairs Minister Dr S.Jaishankar will be on his first official visit to Egypt from 15-16 October 2022. He is going there on the invitation of Egypt's Foreign minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry.  According to the ministry both the leaders will discuss a range of bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest. 

India and Egypt traditionally enjoy warm and friendly relations underpinned by historical and cultural linkages. India is trying to deepen its relation with Egypt.

 Recently in the month of September Defence minister Rajnath Singh was on a visit to Egypt to deepen defence ties.

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

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

Economic relations 

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. 

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

Arab Republic of Egypt 

It is an Arab country which is located on the African continent.

President: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Capital: Cairo

Currency: Egyptian pound 

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