Egypt President desires to take ties with India to higher level: M J Akbar

Cairo: President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has a sincere desire to take the Egypt-India ties to a higher level, Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar has said. Akbar, who called on President Sisi here yesterday, described his meeting with the Egyptian leader as “excellent”. “President Sisi’s great desire for taking our relationship, which is already very good, to much higher level is very sincere and is a very powerful pillar of our bilateral relations and it gives us hope for great revival,” he told PTI after the meeting. During the meeting at Al Alamein, the two leaders discussed ways to further strengthen the bilateral ties as well as other regional and international issues. Akbar said both countries always find new avenues for partnership and cooperation “not simply on government-to-government level but how to improve partnership on a people-to-people level”. (Agencies)