President Sisi in India to participate in G20 summit

Ahram Online , Friday 8 Sep 2023

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi arrived in India on Friday to participate in the 18th G20 summit, taking place in New Delhi from 9-10 September, upon an invitation from India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to MENA.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi


India, the fifth largest economy in the world, chairs the current session of the G20.

The Indian invitation to President El-Sisi reflects close relations between the two countries, according to a statement released by Presidential Spokesman Ahmed Fahmy.

It also reflects New Delhi's keenness on Cairo's participation in a summit that is being held amid critical international conditions, according to Fahmy.

The president is expected to address various issues of concern to developing countries and African countries at this G20 summit.

He will urge stronger integration of developing countries in the global economy in an equitable manner.

He will stress that equitable integration will promote investments and economic growth and development for all parties, added the presidential spokesman.

El-Sisi will call on G20 leaders to support developing countries in achieving sustainable development amid international crises that impact food and energy security.

He will also call on developed nations to fulfill their commitments on climate change and empower developing increase their reliance on renewable sources of energy.

The president will hold meetings with various world leaders on the sidelines of the summit, added the statement.

President El-Sisi took part in the G20 summit in China in September 2016 and in the  G20 summit in Japan in June 2019.

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