Visit of Secretary (CPV & OIA) to Egypt

May 04: The 12 rounds of India-Egypt Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) were held on 03 May 2023 in Cairo. The consultations were co-chaired by Dr Ausaf Sayeed, Secretary (CPV & OIA) and H.E. Mr Ayman Kamel, Assistant Foreign Minister for Asian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Egypt. The last round of FOC had taken place in December 2015 in New Delhi.

During the visit, Secretary (CPV & OIA) also held a bilateral meeting with Ambassador Hamdi Loza, Deputy Foreign Minister for African Affairs and exchanged views on India-Egypt bilateral ties. He also called on Ambassador Khaled El Manzalawi, Assistant Secretary General, League of Arab States and had a substantive discussion on enhancing cooperation between India and countries of the Arab world. Secretary(CPV & OIA) also interacted with members of the Indian community at an event organised by the Mission.

During the consultations, both sides undertook a comprehensive review of the entire range of bilateral relations, covering political, trade and commerce, investments, development partnership, capacity building, culture and people-to-people linkages. They also discussed ways to further strengthen ties between India and Egypt and enhance cooperation in multilateral forums. Both sides exchanged views on regional and global issues of mutual interest including climate change, resilient supply chains and participation of Global South under India’s G20 Presidency.

Both sides agreed to hold the next round of Consultations at a mutually convenient date in New Delhi.

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