Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday called on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in Cairo and both leaders talked about bilateral military-to-military cooperation, with the latter stating that both countries need to exchange their finest skills and best practices in combating the threat of terrorism.
“Privileged to call on the President of Egypt, H.E. Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in Cairo today. India and Egypt continue to work on enhancing mutual trust and confidence. It was reaffirmed that both the countries are committed to expanding our multi-faceted cooperation,” tweeted Singh.
Singh, who arrived in Egypt on Sunday as part of his three-day visit, was warmly received by President El-Sisi. Singh also tweeted a photograph of him with the Egyptian President.
Sisi pointed out that bilateral relations between India and Egypt have been strong throughout history.
Singh lauded Egypt for taking a firm stand against terrorism.
Both leaders agreed to further boost military cooperation and target joint training, defense co-production, and equipment maintenance. They emphasized the need for co-production and discussed particular proposals in that aspect.
During Singh’s visit, both sides will review the bilateral defense ties, inquire into new leads to strengthen military-to-military engagements, and focus on increasing cooperation between the defense industries of the two countries.