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M J Akbar meets Egyptian Prez Fattah el-Sisi; discuss ways to further strengthen bilateral relationship

M J Akbar

Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and discussed ways to further strengthen the bilateral relationship.

The meeting, during which a range of regional and international issues were discussed, took place at Alame in yesterday as Egypt observed the 75th anniversary of the historic battle of El Alamein.

Mr Akbar in a tweet said he laid wreath at Indian soldiers cemetery at Alamein and remembered their valiant sacrifices in World War II. During the meeting, Sisi praised the historical bilateral ties and expressed Egypt’s keenness to continue enhancing the relations, state news agency MENA reported.

The President, who visited India in September 2016, said he was looking forward to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Egypt.

Both sides discussed regional and international issues and agreed to continue exchanging high profile visits.The decisive World War II Battle of El Alamein – which began on October 23, 1942 – pitched the forces of British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery’s against the Afrika Korps of
Germany’s Erwin Rommel.

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