The Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sis,i who is currently in the national capital on his three-day national tour, paid tribute to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on Friday morning.
Abdel was accompanied by the Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mr. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
Earlier, the Egyptian President was received with a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhawan by the Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi
Later in the day, the Egyptian President will hold bilateral discussions with the Indian Prime Minister, with an aim to step up the engagement in areas of security, terrorism and import/export.
Both sides are set to sign a number of MoUs after the talks. Pranab Mukherjee will host a banquet this evening in honour of the visiting President.
Yesterday the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also had a meeting with the Egyptian President in which she highlighted the trade ties between both the nations.