For the first time, President of this Muslim country will be chief guest on Republic Day, know who he is
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has come to India. He is the chief guest of the Republic Day celebrations of India this year. The time in which India has invited the President of Egypt as the chief guest is also special. Egypt is currently going through an economic crisis and many Arab countries are also not coming forward to help. Recently, when India had banned the export of wheat, even then it had sent a consignment of several tonnes of wheat to Egypt.
On Wednesday, he will have a meeting with PM Modi, in which about 6 agreements are expected between the two countries. Egyptian President Sisi is accompanied by a high-level delegation, which includes 5 ministers and senior officials, to attend the meeting.
The Egyptian President reached India at 6 pm on Tuesday. PM Modi tweeted and welcomed him to the country. He wrote a warm welcome to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in India. Your historic visit to India as the Chief Guest of our Republic Day celebrations is a matter of great joy for all Indians. Looking forward to our discussion tomorrow.
Apart from PM Modi, Abdel Fateh will also meet President Draupadi Murmu and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.
If we look at the post-independence history, this will be the first time that an Egyptian leader is becoming the chief guest at the Republic Day ceremony. It has the largest population (about 109.3 million) in Arab countries. Egypt is the biggest voice against terrorism and extremism in the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC). It has also been 75 years since diplomatic relations were established between India and Egypt.
There is a large number of Indians in Arab countries. The Indian diaspora is not only strong here, but is also respected a lot. After Saudi Arabia and UAE, India now wants to create credibility in the entire Arab world.
India has very good relations with all the Gulf countries and especially with Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain. They also have close relations with Egypt. Therefore, India can become a major military, IT and techno power in the Gulf countries. China is also trying to spread its foot there, but America and European countries want India to play a big role there.