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Republic Day 2023: President of Egypt to be chief guest at Republic Day celebrations, India invites


oi-Sanjay Kumar Jha


Published: Friday, November 25, 2022, 19:10 [IST]

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India has invited Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as the chief guest for the Republic Day in 2023. This step of India will prove to be helpful in strengthening political and military relations with Egypt. With this, India’s reach to this major African country will be further strengthened. After two years the chief guest of a foreign country will be a part of this event. This tradition was closed for two years due to Corona. Earlier, the last time Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro came to India as the chief guest on Republic Day in the year 2020.


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According to Hindustan Times report, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar had arrived on October 16 during his official visit to Egypt. It was probably at this time that the President of Egypt was formally invited to be the chief guest. If experts are to be believed, laying the red carpet for President Sisi on the occasion of Republic Day means that Delhi-Cairo relations will be given special attention in the coming times. Let us inform that this year India-Egypt countries have also celebrated their 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations. Apart from External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, India’s Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has also visited Egypt this year. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh visited Egypt in September this year. During this, agreements were signed regarding partnership and partnership between the two countries regarding the military sector.

Egypt is India’s eighth largest partner

Egypt holds a strategic position for India as a link between Africa and West Asia. Egypt has also traditionally been one of India’s most important trading partners in Africa. Egypt was the eighth largest trading partner of India in the year 2020-21. Defense and security cooperation has emerged as a major pillar of India-Egypt relations over the years. According to some reports, Egypt is showing interest in acquiring around 70 jet fighters of India’s indigenous light combat aircraft Tejas. In October 2021, the first air force exercise took place between the two countries. Let us tell you that in the 1960s, both the countries have jointly produced fighter planes. From the 1960s to 1984, Indian Air Force pilots have also trained Egyptian pilots.

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Egypt President invited as chief guest for Republic Day 2023

Story first published: Friday, November 25, 2022, 19:10 [IST]

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