India invites Egypt President as Republic Day 2023 Chief Guest
India has invited Egyptian President General Abdel Fattah El-Sisi as the Chief Guest for the Republic Day Parade in 2023. It is the first time that an Egyptian President will be the chief guest on India's Republic Day.
"At the invitation of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, H.E. Mr. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, will be the Chief Guest at India's Republic Day celebrations on January 26, 2023. This is the first time that the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt will be the Chief Guest at our Republic Day," the Ministry of External Affairs said in the press release.
In the press release, the Ministry of External Affairs noted that India and Egypt have "warm and friendly relations" based on civilizational and deep-rooted people-to-people ties. This year, India and Egypt will be marking the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties.
Notably, Egypt has been one of India's largest trading partners in Africa and India-Egypt bilateral agreement has been in operation since 1978.