(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) NEW DELHI, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday welcomed Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi as he arrived in New Delhi on a three-day visit. The Prime Minister's Office said in a statement that Modi welcomed El-Sisi who is on a state visit at the invitation of PM Modi and will be the Chief Guest on India's 74th Republic Day to be held on Thursday.
'Warm welcome to India, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. Your historic visit to India as Chief Guest for our Republic Day celebrations is a matter of immense happiness for all Indians,' Modi said in his official Twitter account adding he is looking forward to discussions tomorrow.
A high-level delegation, including five ministers are accompanying president El-Sisi.
A military contingent from Egyptian Army is also to participate in the Republic Day parade. The Egyptian President will be accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Presidential Palace and President Droupadi Murmu will host a banquet in honour of the visiting dignitary.
El-Sisi will hold bilateral and delegation level talks with Modi on bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest. Egyptian President will meet External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and interact with Indian business community. India and Egypt are marking 75 years of establishment of diplomatic ties this year. (end)
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