New Delhi: After the visit to America, the Prime Minister of India (PM) is on a visit to Egypt on 24th and 25th. For the first time after 1997, an Indian Prime Minister has reached Egypt. Prime Minister of Egypt Mustafa Madbouli gave a grand welcome to PM Modi at the airport on Saturday and gave him a guard of honour. Today is the second day of PM Modi’s visit to Egypt. Today Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the 11th century Al-Hakim Masjid and spoke to the people present there. Later he also met the President of Egypt, Abdel Fateh al-Sisi.
Modi was awarded the Order of the Nile, Egypt’s highest political honour. After the felicitation, PM Modi visited the Heliopolis War Memorial and paid tribute to the Indian soldiers who died in the First World War. Heliapolis War Memorial is considered very special for India. It is said that the heroic stories of nearly four thousand soldiers who were martyred in the First World War are still recorded on this war memorial.
Regarding PM Modi’s visit to Egypt, India’s ambassador to Egypt said that trade relations between India and Egypt are 4000 years old. This visit will further strengthen the relationship. On Saturday, PM Modi met Egypt’s Mustafa Madbouli and top cabinet ministers. Meanwhile, the leaders of the two countries discussed the topic of deepening trade relations and strengthening strategic partnership.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Egypt Dr. Shauki also met Ibrahim Abdel-Karim Allam. Both discussed the issue of strong cultural ties between India and Egypt and people-to-people contacts between the two countries. Meanwhile, apart from social and religious harmony in the society, the fight against terrorism and radicalism was also discussed.