Visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Arab Republic of Egypt (15-16 October 2022)

At the invitation of HE Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar will pay an official visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt on 15-16 October 2022. This will be his first bilateral visit to Egypt.

2. During the visit, EAM will discuss a series of bilateral, regional and international issues of common interest with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Mr. Sameh Shoukry.

3. EAM will interact with the Indian community based in Egypt, including students, and address a gathering of the Egyptian and Indian business community.

4. India and Egypt have traditionally enjoyed warm and friendly relations, underpinned by historical and cultural ties. The two countries are celebrating 75 years of establishing diplomatic relations this year. Egypt was invited as a “guest country” during India’s G-20 Presidency in 2022-23.

5.​ Egypt has been one of India’s largest trading partners in Africa and the promotion of bilateral trade, commerce and investment will be one of the priority areas of the visit. Bilateral trade between India and Egypt hit a record high of $7.26 billion in the financial year 2021-22. Indian investment in Egypt exceeds US$3.15 billion. More than 50 Indian companies are actively present in Egypt in a range of sectors such as manufacturing, chemicals, energy, infrastructure, retail, etc.

6. EAM’s visit to Egypt will provide an opportunity to review the full range of our bilateral and multilateral relations and to exchange views with Egyptian leaders on a range of issues of mutual concern. The visit provides an opportunity to deepen cooperation and explore new initiatives within the framework of the bilateral partnership.

New Delhi
October 13, 2022

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