NEW DELHI: India and Egypt have decided to elevate their ties to a “strategic partnership” level covering several sectors, including political, security, defence, energy and economic areas.
Both the countries have also exchanged memorandum of understanding in the fields of cyber security, culture, information technology and broadcasting, according to a statement released by the Ministry of External Affairs.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah ElSisi witnessed the exchange of MoUs between the two nations, it said. PM Modi and President Sisi also witnessed the exchange of commemorative postage stamps to mark the milestone of 75 years of the establishment of diplomatic ties between India and Egypt, the statement said.
An MOU was also signed between Indian Computer Emergency Response team and the Egyptian Computer Emergency Readiness team in cyber security sector.
Union Minister of Communications and Electronics and Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw and Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Ahmed Samih Talaat exchanged the memorandum of cooperation in the field of information technology between the two nations.
Union Minister of Culture, Tourism and Development of North Eastern region G Kishan Reddy and Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Hassan Shoukry exchanged MoU in the field of culture between the two nations, the MEA said.
MoU of cooperation has also been exchanged on youth matters. In the area of broadcasting, the MoU has been exchanged between Prasar Bharti and Egypt’s National Media Authority.