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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to visit Egypt


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New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will on Sunday embark on a three day visit to Egypt to hold bilateral talks with his Egyptian counterpart General Mohamed Zaki.

“Tomorrow, 18th September, I would be in Cairo, on a 3 day visit to Egypt. Looking forward to holding discussions with my counterpart, General Mohamed Ahmed Zaki to further strengthen defence cooperation between both the countries,” Singh said in a tweet on Saturday.

The two Ministers will review the bilateral defence ties, explore new initiatives to intensify military-to-military engagements and focus on deepening cooperation between the defence industries of the two countries, the Defence Ministry said.

An MoU to provide further impetus to enhanced defence cooperation between India and Egypt will also be signed.

The Minister will also call on President of Egypt Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.

The visit by the Defence Minister aims to further consolidate defence cooperation and the special friendship between India and Egypt.

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