Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on the 1st session of the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting (G20FMM) in New Delhi.
In a statement, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid said: “The two ministers affirmed their appreciation for the continuous growth of Egyptian-Indian relations on various political and economic levels, in a way that serves the interests of the two friendly countries.
Shoukry voiced Egypt's confidence in the Indian active presidency of the G20 that contributes to containing the negative repercussions of international tensions on the global economy, stressing Egypt’s full readiness to cooperate with the Indian presidency to push the talks in a constructive direction to deal with energy crises, climate change, food shortages, and the accumulation of debt owed by developing countries, Abu Zeid continued.
Shoukry stressed Egypt's full readiness to work with the Indian presidency to move the talks in a constructive direction to deal with energy crises, climate change, food shortages, and the accumulation of debt owed by developing countries. Shoukry expressed Egypt's confidence in the Indian active presidency of the G20, which helps to contain the negative effects of international tensions on the global economy, Abu Zeid continued.
The foreign minister also hailed the ongoing growth of trade ties between the two nations, highlighting the necessity of boosting trade volume during the subsequent five years through investments.
Abu Zeid noted that Shoukry said that “Egypt is looking forward to the growth of Indian investments in Egypt in the near term in light of the interest we see from Indian companies and government support.”
Jaishankar praised Egyptian-Indian relations, noting that there are directives from the Indian Prime Minister to continue advancing bilateral relations between the two countries at various levels.
The two ministers also exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues of common concern, including the Russian-Ukrainian crisis and the food and climate change crises.