Cairo, July 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's special envoy Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi here and discussed issues of mutual concern, including ways to counter terrorism, to boost bilateral ties.
During the meeting, Sisi praised the special bilateral relation between India and Egypt, which has a historical depth, presidency spokesperson Alaa Youssef said.
Naqvi, also the Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs & Minority Affairs, invited Sisi for the third India- Africa Forum Summit (IAFS-III) to be held in New Delhi in October this year.
During the meeting also attended by India's Ambassador to Cairo Sanjay Bhattacharyya, Sisi said Egypt is looking forward to developing the bilateral relations in various fields.
He expressed his country's willingness to benefit from the Indian experience in countering terrorism, indicating that Egypt suffers from an escalating wave of terrorism.
Naqvi said India strongly condemned the terrorist attacks in Egypt
Naqvi said India strongly condemned the terrorist attacks in Egypt, expressing India's full support to Egypt in its war against terrorism.
Sisi praised the Indian experiences in achieving progress and advancement in political and economic fields, which put India among the emerging international powers that are capable of achieving high and fast growth rates, Youssef said.
The Indian envoy said the coming period will witness a number of visits by senior Indian officials to Egypt, in order to stimulate the bilateral ties between the two countries.
In addition to his meeting with Sisi, Naqvi met Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry yesterday to stress Egypt's significant role in IAFS-III and to take bilateral partnership to a new high level.