Egyptian, Indian FMs discuss furthering cooperation, urge boosting coordination on int’l issues



Fri, 07 Jan 2022 - 06:45 GMT


Fri, 07 Jan 2022 - 06:45 GMT

CAIRO – 7 January 2921: Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Indian counterpart, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, discussed continuing to boost and expand bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

In a phone call on Friday, Shoukry congratulated Jaishankar on the occasion of the New Year, a statement by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry read.

The two ministers affirmed the keenness to boost joint work and continue furthering bilateral cooperation in various fields.

They also highlighted the necessity to continue coordinating stances on regional and international issues of mutual concern.

Egypt has been one of India’s most important trading partners in Africa.

In the financial year 2020-21, India was Egypt’s eighth largest trading partner in the financial year, according to the Egyptian Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).

India was also the 6th largest importer of Egyptian goods.

During FY 2020-2021, bilateral trade between the two countries reached $4.15 billion.



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