Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said he will pay a visit to Egypt next week at the invitation of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.
In his departure statement before leaving for the US capital, Washington, Modi said he is so excited to pay a state visit to Egypt, a close and friendly country, for the first time.
“We had the pleasure of receiving President Sisi as the Chief Guest at our Republic Day celebrations this year,” Modi said in his departure statement, which was shared by his Twitter account.
“These two visits in the span of a few months are a reflection of our rapidly evolving partnership with Egypt, which was elevated to a ‘Strategic Partnership’ during President Sisi’s visit.
“I am looking forward to my discussions with President Sisi and senior members of the Egyptian Government to impart further momentum to our civilizational and multi-faceted partnership. I will also have the opportunity to interact with the vibrant Indian diaspora in Egypt.”
The Indian prime minister is due to pay a state visit to Egypt on June 24-25.