Egypt's foreign minister Nabil Fahmy, in his recent visit to the country discussed the situation of Syria and West Asia with his counterpart Salman Khurshid.
"The focus of the two hour long deliberations was to sustain the momentum in Indian-Egypt bilateral relations and to expand the interactions to wider areas of regional and international issues of interest," says government officials.
The Inidan foreign minister Salman Khurshid, briefed his counterpart about the India's approval of establishing a center of Excellence in Information Technology at the Al Azhar University in Cairo. The setting up of new IT center is the project which falls under the India-Africa Forum Summit. The project will be completed in a year after the confirmation of infrastructure by the host nation. The center will have the capacity to train 500 students, once completed.
Apart from setting up the IT center, two ministers also discussed various issues related to enhancing economic cooperation including the need to ease work permit regulations for professionals. According to the stats, the bilateral trade between the countries sums up to $ 5.4 billion. India stands as the third largest destination of Egyptian export, on the other hand, for India, Egypt is its 11th largest export destination.
The Egyptian foreign minister also called on the vice-president Hamid Ansari and met the National Security Advisor (NSA) Shiv Shankar Menon.