Egyptian President to be chief guest at Republic Day celebrations

India has extended an invitation to Egyptian President Fattah El-Sisi for the grand celebration of Republic Day 2023. The invitation extended to El Sisi, who has been the President of Egypt since 2014, is seen as India’s equal outreach to both Africa and the Arab world.

This move of India will help in strengthening political and military ties with Egypt. This will strengthen India’s reach to the African country. This year both the countries also celebrated the 75th anniversary of their diplomatic relations.

India-Egypt ties going strong

This year both the countries celebrated the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations. India is continuously increasing its political and military relations with Egypt. Keeping these things in mind, New Delhi has given an invitation letter to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to be the chief guest on Republic Day 2023.

Importance of Egypt

Egypt is the most populous country in the Arab world. Egypt is also the second largest economy in Africa. In such a situation, rolling out the red carpet for al-Sisi is the President’s suggestion that Delhi-Cairo relations will receive special attention in the years to come.