10:31 GMT26 February 2021
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    Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Sisi is on a three day visit to India, his second in less than a year, during which he will hold talks with top Indian leadership including Prime Minister Modi.

    The Egyptian president is accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising ministers, officials and business leaders. Today he will meet Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and will discuss the bilateral issues.

    On Friday, Sisi will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari. During the meeting with Indian Prime Minister Modi and Sisi will discuss the issue of terrorism and economic cooperation between the two countries.

    India will raise its concern about the issue of Organizers of the Islamic Conference (OIC) stance on Jammu and Kashmir with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi as Egypt is one of the main members of the Islamic countries forum. Pakistan has been using the OIC to garner international support against India on the Kashmir issue.

    The Egyptian president’s visit is significant since India has increased its engagement in the Middle East as part of its foreign policy priority.


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