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President of Egypt Mohamed Morsy was on three days Visit to India in March 2013

Apr 1, 2013 17:12 IST

Egypt Mohamed MorsyThe President of Egypt Mohamed Morsy visited India from 18 March 2013 to 20 March 2013 accompanying his senior ministers as well as business delegation.

Both the sides discussed bilateral defence ties and measures to enhance cooperation, including through the forthcoming Joint Defence Committee meeting scheduled to take place in Delhi in April, 2013.

They also exchanged views on a wide range of issues of bilateral, regional and international interest including those relating to the situation in the Middle East and North Africa region; the Non-Aligned Movement; and the reform of the United Nations.

Find Here List of documents signed during the State Visit of President of Egypt to India, March 18-20, 2013

1. MoU on Cooperation in Information and Communication Technology
2. MoU on Cooperation in the area of Cyber Security
3. MoU for the establishment of a Centre for Excellence in IT (CEIT) in Egypt
4. MoU on Cooperation in the field of Micro and Small Enterprises
5. MoU for cooperation in the fields of Protection, Preservation, Promotion and Management of Cultural Heritage
6. Agreement between the Government of Egypt the Government of India for Upgradation of a Vocational Training Centre at Shourba El Kheima, Cairo, Egypt

India-Egypt Relations

India and Egypt are two of the world's ancient civilizations with a history of close contact. India and Egypt enjoyed an exceptionally close relationship during the Nehru-Nasser era, and signed a Friendship Treaty in 1955. The birth of the Non-Aligned Movement was, inter alia, the outcome of this relationship. Since the 1980s, there have been four Prime Ministerial visits from India to Egypt: Rajiv Gandhi (1985); P. V. Narasimha Rao  (1995); I. K. Gujral (1997); and Manmohan Singh (2009). Prime Minister Manmohan Singh participated in the XV NAM Summit held in Sharm EI-Sheikh in July 2009.

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