Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi will be chief guest on India’s 74th Republic Day celebrations, the Minister of External Affairs said. President El Sisi is visiting India at the invitation of Prime Minitser Narendra Modi, the foreign ministry said. A military contingent from Egyptian Army will also participate in the Republic Day.
During his visit, President El-Sisi will hold wide-ranging talks with Prime Minister Modi and interact with the business community. He will be accompanied by a high-level delegation that will include five ministers and senior officials. He is scheduled to arrive in New Delhi on 24th January and his visit is expected to deepen the time-tested partnership between the two countries.
President Sisi has previously visited India in October 2015 to participate in the third India Africa Forum Summit and in September 2016 on a State visit. India and Egypt are celebrating 75 years of establishment of diplomatic relations this year. Egypt has also been as a ‘Guest Country’ during India’s Presidency of G20 in 2022-23.