India: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi visited India and will attend the celebration of Republic Day on January 26, 2023, as a chief guest. Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to the visit of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi as a “historic visit”. He stated that Sisi being the chief guest of the Republic Day parade is a matter of “immense happiness.
PM Narendra Modi expressed pleasure in welcoming President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Their historic visit to India as Chief Guest for the Republic Day celebrations is a matter of immense happiness for all Indians. He stated that he is looking forward to the discussion tomorrow.
Sisi arrived in New Delhi and was accorded a warm welcome in the evening, and he will be the chief guest at the 74th Republic Day parade.
The high-level delegation, including five ministers and senior officials, will accompany the President on his official visit from January 24-27. The President of Egypt has been invited to India as the chief guest on Republic Day.
It is worth noting India and Egypt are celebrating 75 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations this year. India has also invited Egypt as a ‘guest country” during its G20 Presidency.
The spokesman for the Egyptian Presidency stated that this is a great of honour for the President to attend the celebrations, which reflects the convergence between the two countries.
“It also reflects India’s profound appreciation for Egypt’s leadership, government, and people, and its keenness to strengthen joint cooperation between the two friendly countries as two of the most important emerging countries which have vital roles regarding various regional and international issues,” the statement added.
As per the statement, the spokesman asserted that the visit of the President to India coincides with the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Egypt and India.
Sisi is scheduled to meet President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, among others, with whom he will hold a meeting at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, as per a media advisory released by the MEA.