Great privilege: Egyptian President on Republic Day honour

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El -Sisi congratulated the Indians for the 74th Republic Day and said that it is a "great privilege" to be chief guest on such glorious national day.

President Sisi's visit to India is believed to be 'historic' as he has come to the country for the first time and that too as a chief guest to attend the Republic Day Parade on January 26.

"I reiterate my congratulations to the Indian nation, government and people for this great day. It is a great privilege to be a guest of honour and participate in the glorious national day," Egyptian President Sisi at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met visiting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.

The two leaders shook hands and posed for the cameras before proceeding for the meeting and delegation-level talks on bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest. The Egyptian President who arrived in New Delhi last evening was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning. President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Modi and several other leaders were present on the occasion.

Sisi will be the Chief Guest on India's 74th Republic Day, marking the first time the President of Egypt has been invited as chief guest on India's Republic Day.

President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 25 welcomed Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi at Rashtrapati Bhavan.


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