Cairo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Cairo on a two-day state visit to Egypt. Prime Minister of Egypt Mustafa Madbouly accorded a grand welcome to PM Modi at the airport. During this, he was given a guard of honor. Prime Minister Modi is on a two-day state visit to Egypt. During this, he will hold a round table meeting with the Prime Minister of Egypt and will also meet President El-Sisi.
Photographs of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s visit to India displayed at a hotel in Cairo. Several members of the Indian community are also present at the hotel to welcome PM Modi upon his arrival. At the same time, Egyptian poet Ahmed Shawki’s poem on the role of Mahatma Gandhi in India’s freedom struggle was displayed at Gandhi’s Cairo Hotel.
Modi will join a roundtable discussion with the Egyptian cabinet led by his counterpart Madbouly with a focus on India. Modi will meet the Grand Mufti of Egypt Dr. Shawky Ibrahim Abdel-Karim Alam and later hold discussions with leading Egyptian intellectuals.
Modi will also visit the 11th-century Al-Hakim mosque, restored with the help of the Dawoodi Bohra community, on Sunday. The mosque was built during the rule of the Fatimid dynasty. The Bohra community in India actually originated from the Fatimid dynasty and they renovated the mosque in the 1970s.
During his stay in Cairo, the Prime Minister will visit the ‘Heliopolis Commonwealth War Grave Cemetery’, a sacred site and memorial dedicated to the memory of approximately 3,799 soldiers of the Indian Army who served and died in Egypt and Palestine during World War I.
This year, President al-Sisi visited India as the chief guest of the Republic Day celebrations. The Prime Minister’s visit to Egypt comes within six months of his visit. El-Sisi is scheduled to visit India in September for the G-20 summit where Egypt has been invited as a special guest.