Egypt's Sisi to visit Modi in India for Republic Day
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi is anticipated to convene with the Indian Prime Minister over bilateral, regional, and global issues of mutual interest in a bilateral meeting and delegation-level talks.
In a statement issued on Saturday, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs confirmed that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi would visit India from January 24-26. His visit comes upon an invitation from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebration, which commemorates the adoption of India's constitution on January 26, 1950.
"President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, H.E. Mr. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, will pay a State visit to India from 24-26 January 2023 at the invitation of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. President Sisi, who will be on his second State Visit to India, will also be the Chief Guest on India's 74th Republic Day,” the statement read.
Furthermore, Sisi is expected to meet with Modi to discuss "bilateral, regional, and global issues of mutual interest" in a bilateral meeting and delegation-level talks. According to Bloomberg, the most recent guest was then-Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in 2020.
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Sisi is set to meet with Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, according to the ministry's statement, adding that the whole visit, besides the celebration of Republic Day, is to enhance and fortify "the time-tested partnership" between the two countries.
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