CAIRO – 22 June 2023: Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli chaired a cabinet meeting on Thursday to discuss proposals for boosting political, economic and trade cooperation with India before an upcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Egypt.
The meeting was attended by Communications and Information Technology Minister Amr Talaat, Agriculture Minister El Sayyed El Qusier and Trade and Industry Minister Ahmed Samir, as well as other officials.
At the beginning of the meeting, the premier said Egypt seeks to benefit from the Indian prime minister's visit to serve as a solid starting point for bolstering bilateral cooperation, noting that a special unit for India was established at the cabinet.
Cabinet Spokesman Nader Saad said the meeting took up the proposals of various ministries for fostering cooperation with India in the areas of capacity-building, communications and information technology, pharmaceuticals and petrochemicals, as well as the possibility of operating direct flights between Cairo and New Delhi to increase the number of Indian tourist groups to Egypt.
The spokesman stated the proposals included enhancing cooperation in the sectors of electricity, solar energy, green hydrogen, digital transformation and entrepreneurship, in addition to encouraging Indian startups to expand their presence in Egypt.