Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi to visit India next month

New Delhi: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi will visit India at the invitation of President Pranab Mukherjee from September 1 to 3, it was announced on Wednesday.

Al Sisi will be accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising ministers, officials and business leaders, according to a statement issued by the External Affairs Ministry.

During the course of his visit, the Egyptian President will hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Mukherjee will receive Al Sisi and host a banquet in his honour.

Vice President Hamid Ansari and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will also call on the Egyptian leader.

Al Sisi will meet both Indian and Egyptian business leaders during the visit.

“India and Egypt enjoy excellent relations marked by strong, traditional and civilizational ties and contribute towards peace and development in the world,” the ministry statement said.

The last presidential visit from Egypt to India was in 2013 when then President Mohamed Morsi visited New Delhi.