Egyptian President Morsi to arrive in India today

Last Updated: Mon, Mar 18, 2013 05:34 hrs

New Delhi: Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi will begin a three- day official visit to India from today.

He will be accompanied by senior ministers and business leaders.

During his stay in New Delhi, Morsi will meet his counterpart Pranab Mukherjee and hold delegation-level talks with Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh.

President Morsy will also meet Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

President Morsy will also address a business event organized by the apex chambers of commerce of India.

Bilateral trade has increased significantly in the recent years in spite of the political transition and currently stands at USD 5.5 billion.

India is Egypt's 7th largest trading partner and second largest source of its exports. More than 50 Indian companies have presence in Egypt in various sectors and the cumulative Indian investments in Egypt is more than USD 2.5 billion.

Both countries are keen to further deepen and diversify the growing bilateral engagement during the President's visit.

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