India values the participation of Egypt in the G20 during its chairship, the External Affairs Minister added

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who held discussions with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Sunday, has highlighted India's commitment to the success of COP27 under the Egyptian presidency.

During the meeting, he also expressed his appreciation for the Egyptian President's guidance in developing different facets of the relationship between the two countries.

"Honoured to call on President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt. Conveyed the warm greetings of PM @narendramodi and handed over a personal message," he said on Twitter.

"Deeply appreciated President Sisi’s guidance in further developing various dimensions of our relationship. Briefed him on my discussions with FM Sameh Shoukry in this regard," he added.

"As independent-minded nations, India and Egypt contribute to global discourse. And promote the cause of peace, progress and development," EAM Jaishankar went on to say.

"India values the participation of Egypt in the G20 during its chair ship. We are fully commited to the success of COP27 under the Egyptian presidency," EAM Jaishankar highlighted on Twitter.

On Saturday, EAM Jaishankar had met his Egyptian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.

"Recognised our exchanges in defence and security; capacity building; economic and commercial domains, including in IT, energy, pharma & health, agriculture, infrastructure, chemical, cyber security and SMEs," he tweeted after the bilateral discussions.

"Will explore opportunities in new and renewable energy; trade and investment, education, tourism and connectivity. Extended India’s support to Egypt for its COP27 Presidency," EAM Jaishankar added.

In his remarks at a press conference after the meeting, he said that bilateral trade and commerce has seen a very big increase. "Last year was our highest ever trade - in excess of 7.2 billion dollars," he noted.

"Indian companies today have a recorded investment of more than 3 billion dollars and we have again close to about a billion dollars in the pipeline," he pointed out.

The two ministers also discussed how to increase air connectivity and how to grow tourism.

"We have had a long exchange of capacity building and training exchanges as well. More than 1400 officials of Egypt and representatives in different fields have been to India in different capacities," EAM Jaishankar said at the press conference.

He also met League of Arab States Secretary General Ahmed Abdul-Gheit and discussed regional and global issues in addition to talking about intensifying the cooperation between the two sides.