EGYPTIAN PRESIDENTEgyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi will arrive in Delhi on Thursday for a three-day visit during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to step up engagement in areas of security, counter-terrorism and trade.

With both India and Egypt grappling with terrorism, both the leaders are expected to deliberate on ways to deal with the menace effectively.

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Sisi will be accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising of Ministers, top officials and business leaders.

He will hold wide-ranging talks with Prime Minister Modi on Saturday. Both sides are set to sign a number of MoUs after the talks.

Sisi will also meet President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari.

India and Egypt have a strong economic relationship.

India is the sixth largest trading partner of Egypt — the second largest export destination. India’s imports from Egypt were worth USD 1.74 billion during 2014-15.

Indian businessmen have invested nearly USD 3 billion in about 50 companies in Egypt and have given employment opportunities to around 35,000 Egyptians.