India, Egypt to bolster bilateral ties

September 06, 2017 12:00 am | Updated 04:47 am IST - Xiamen

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and held talks on ways to strengthen bilateral ties.

Mr. Modi, who came to this port city of China on September 3 to attend the 9th BRICS Summit, held two bilateral meetings on the last day of his China visit.

India, China talks

After meeting Mr. Sisi, the Prime Minsiter held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

“Delighted to meet President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. We held talks on further strengthening our historical ties with Egypt,” Mr. Modi tweeted after the meeting.

Earlier, during his address at the BRICS Emerging Markets and Developing Countries Dialogue, which was attended by Egypt, Mexico, Guinea, Thailand and Tajikistan on China’s invitation as part of “BRICS Plus” outreach exercise, Mr. Modi described these countries as “close and valued” partners of India.

India and Egypt have a strong economic relationship and cooperation in areas of security and counter-terrorism.

India is the sixth largest trading partner of Egypt. India’s imports from Egypt were worth $1.74 billion during the 2014-15.(With ANI inputs)

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