On Tuesday, Ambassador of India to Egypt Ajit Gupte expressed his happiness at the spread of the Indian-origin kabaddi sport in Egypt and its spread among Egyptian sports clubs significantly.
The Indian Ambassador attended many kabaddi matches played by the Egyptian teams of young men and women, as well as teams with special abilities of both sexes.
The matches were held at at the Arab Contractors Club on the occasion of the celebration of World Kabaddi Day. They were organized by the Egyptian Kabaddi Federation in cooperation with the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (Embassy of India in Cairo) on the occasion of the passage of 75 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The activities of the celebration were attended by President of the World Kabaddi Federation Ashok Das, and President of the Egyptian Kabaddi Federation, Dr. Osama Hashim.
The Ambassador of India, thanked the officials of the Arab Contractors Club, as well as the Egyptian players, for the enthusiasm he felt in the performance.
During his participation in the celebration, Gupte pointed out that
the sport of kabaddi has a great reputation in India and Asian countries.
He pointed out that both Egypt and India share sports interests, and many Indian teams visited Cairo to meet Egyptian teams in hockey, football, tennis, and many other games.
On the Indian-Egyptian relations, Gupte said that the common interest on the part of the leaderships in both India and Egypt and President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's visit to his country in January 2023 as a guest of honor to attend the celebrations of the Republic Day of India.
He confirmed the Sisi's visit gave impetus to those relations in various fields, which have now reached the stage of strategic partnership in various fields.
The mbassador affirmed that the Cairo-New Delhi relations date back to the era of King Ashoka, Hatshepsut, Mahatma Gandhi, the Egyptian leader Saad Zaghloul, the Egyptian leader Abdel Nasser and Jawaharlal Nehru, and now these relations are living their best ages as a result of constructive cooperation and mutual visits between them.
Officials in Cairo and New Delhi, His Excellency pointed out to the growth of Indian investments to Egypt and the interest of Indian investors to invest in Egypt, where their investments are in the field of pharmaceutical and chemical industries. His Excellency stressed the rapprochement and cooperation between the two countries in various fields.