PM Modi discusses counter terrorism with Egyptian Prez

New York, Sept.26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi held discussions on counter terrorism and counter radicalisation during his meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup said this was the first meeting that the Prime Minister had with the Egyptian President, adding that it was an important occasion for the two leaders to exchange views.

“The discussions were on counter terrorism and counter radicalisation and on the economic and business cooperation between India and Egypt,” said Swarup.

“In the context of economic and business cooperation, the President of Egypt referred to the new Suez Canal project. As you know, the extension of the Suez Canal was opened very recently and from India, (Union Road, Transport and Highways) Minister Nitin Gadkari had gone as a representative of the Prime Minister to participate in those celebrations. And there was a discussion on how this project offered investment opportunity for India,” he added.

Informing about the meeting with St Lucia Prime Minister Kenny Davis Anthony, Swarup said that there was a brief discussion on whether there would be a possibility for both leaders to meet at the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit which will be held in Malta later this year. (ANI)

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