Defence Minister’s 2 days Egypt visit
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh called on Egyptian President Adbel Fattah Al-Sisi in Cairo on Monday. India and Egypt both agreed that they will focus on maintenance of defence equipment,defence co-production and joint training.
Mr.Singh is on a two day visit to Egypt.Egypt emphasised the need for co-production and to discuss the specific proposals in that regard.
Mr.Singh said on twitter that “India and Egypt continue to work on enhancing trust and confidence.It was reconfirmed that both the countries agreed to expand our cooperation.
Steps taken against terrorism:
Mr. Rajnath Singh also appreciated Egypt for the firm stand taken against the terrorism.Mr.Singh said,”President Sisi emphasised that there is need for India and Egypt to exchange expertise and best measures in combating with terrorism.Mr.Singh also visited the Egyptian Air Force museum in Cairo,the statement said.
Defence cooperation between both the countries.
Both India and Egypt are ready to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (Mou)
on defence cooperation.Mr Rajnath Singh also appreciated that Egypt is among the most important trading partners of India in Africa.The visit by Rajnath Singh aims to further consolidate defence cooperation and the special friendship between India and Egypt.The defence and security ties between India and Egypt have been on an upswing in the last few years.
Last month, the government said in Parliament that Egypt is among six countries which showed interest in India’s Tejas aircraft.
The defence minister said that the two ministers will review the bilateral ties will
explore new initiatives to enhance military-to-military engagements and will focus on cooperation between the defence industries of the two countries.
Military cooperation and military to military engagements between the two countries is very important.It helps the country to enhance its defence system.
Questions and Answers:
Q1. Which country that the defence minister Rajnath Singh is going to visit?
Q2.Who is the president of Egypt?
Ans. Adbel Fattah Al-Sisi
Q3.What is MOU?
Ans. Memorandum of Understanding.